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SpaceX #11 - CONFIRMED - Company inquired about installing a natural gas pipeline through Federal lands
Not disclosed on Environmental Assessment
Elon Musk’s Rocket Company consulted with contractors and government employees about installing a new “Rocket Fuel” Pipeline.
As suggested in Part 3 of my ongoing series, a pipeline is needed to fuel SpaceX's proposed industrial facility.
They inquired multiple times about the right of way in the below image:
The existing 4 inch pipe in the ground was “permanently abandoned” in 2016 according to Texas RRC documents, meaning it can never be returned to service, per DOT rules.
A pipe that moves 50 million scf/day would need to be pressurized and would be at minimum 10 inches in diameter.
That volume is roughly the amount of wet/field natural gas needed to power the proposed 250 MW power station.
I have confirmed SpaceX’s inquiries about a natural gas pipeline on this tract with multiple sources.
The pipeline is not mentioned once in the Programmatic Environmental Assessment released last month, which is all but certainly a cut and dry violation of NEPA.
Read the previous entry here: 10 - The Elon Musk Reality Distortion Field