Austin suburb OKs $2.7M pipeline settlement

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Kyle City Council approved a settlement with Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. 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 it 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,…


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