Kinder Morgan Reroutes Portion of Permian Pipeline, Reaffirms Commitment

By Jason Cockerham (P&GJ) — Texas energy firm Kinder Morgan remains committed to its Permian Highway Pipeline and has agreed to reroute a short portion of the project after experiencing drilling fluid spills and notable opposition in recent months.  In a letter to the Houston Chronicle, Kinder Morgan CEO Steven Kean reaffirmed the company’s commitment to the $2 billion pipeline project but announced that it had decided to reroute the pipeline around the Blanco River, adding an extra two miles to the planned route.  The Blanco River passes through an area of the state known as the Texas Hill Country, an ecologically sensitive portion of Texas home to hundreds of underground streams, aqui

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