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Enterprise Products Wins Texas Eminent Domain Fight for Pipeline

May 27, 2022, 4:44 PM

Enterprise Product Partners LP and its affiliates will be able to move forward with their Oyster Creek Lateral Project, a 49-mile propylene pipeline, after they proved that the pipeline qualifies as common carrier under Texas law, the state’s high court said Friday.

To meet Texas’ common carrier standard, a pipeline must deliver its product to at least one customer and the product must be considered a crude oil or derived from it.

Propylene is an oil-based product, because the state’s natural resources code defines crude oil as a petroleum product that includes “any other liquid petroleum product or byproduct derived ...