Kyle City Council approves $2.7 million settlement over Kinder Morgan pipeline

  • October 7, 2019
  • News

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — In the early hours of Saturday morning, Kyle City Council approved a settlement with Houston-based company Kinder Morgan over the Permian Highway Pipeline. The settlement was approved in a 5 to 2 vote. Under the agreement, Kinder Morgan will pay $2.7 million to the city of Kyle and will guarantee that they will not pump crude oil through the entirety of the Permian Highway Pipeline.

The agreement not to pump crude oil was something Kinder Morgan had said but never contractually agreed to previously, said Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell.

The settlement also requires Kinder Morgan to help with alleviating conflicts between the pipeline and infrastructure projects in the city.

“The question before our council has been how to leverage our limited city resources to carry this fight against an opponent with virtually unlimited resources,” said Mitchell in the statement. “We believe that this settlement agreement represents a better outcome than what we could have expected in a long and drawn out, and expensive, legal battle.”

Now that this vote has happened, the settlement agreement will be made public, the city said. You can download the settlement in the file below.

Read more from Alyssa Goard with KXAN here.