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SWG-2016-00758 - Genesis Energy, LP - Gulf of Mexico

Published Sept. 13, 2016
Expiration date: 10/14/2016

Full Public Notice          Project Plans

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant proposes to authorize decommissioning-in-place of a 5.6 mile-long, 16-inch-diameter steel natural gas service pipeline, coated with 1.7 inches of concrete, and buried with 10 to 16 feet of cover over the top of the pipeline.  This pipeline was originally authorized under Department of the Army Permit SWG-0-17167 and put in service in 1984.  The pipeline is located in the Gulf of Mexico, Matagorda Island Area, in Blocks 555, 556, 527, and 526, offshore Texas, with water depth ranges of -68 feet to -80 feet.  In September 2012, full pipeline decommissioning was completed in accordance with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement 30 CFR 250.1750 pipeline decommissioning requirements, which included:  1. Disconnection from previously serviced platform and subsea tie-in connection, 2. Flushing by pigging, and filling with seawater, 3. Plugging each end of the pipeline; and 4. Confirmed depth of cover at the pipeline ends, and covered endpoints with protective concrete mats.