New Pipeline Project in Brownsville Raising Concerns

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BROWNSVILLE – A local company says there is a lot of opportunity for jobs and investment from natural gas produced in the Permian basin in the west.

Francisco Alfaro lives in a Brownsville neighborhood in which a 12-inch gas pipe runs underneath; gas stoves keep the homes running.

Alfaro says the gas has to be delivered some way, and it’s operated safely without accidents.

"If the pipe explodes, we'll fly to the moon," he says.

Jupiter Energy Group says they spend a lot of time and money to operate safely.

CEO of Jupiter Energy Group, Tom Ramsey says his company and management have a track record for safety.

"Safety is our number one priority when operating our business. As we said we operated a trucking business and have one of the highest safety records in the state," says Ramsey.

The company is expected to file a permit application for the pipeline with the Texas Railroad Commission and seek approval for any offshore facilities it will be building in the channel.

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