Gas compressor station proposed in Grayson Co.

By: Nicole Holt Email
By: Nicole Holt Email

GRAYSON COUNTY -- Local residents are concerned over a natural gas compressor station.

It hasn't been built yet, but plans are already in progress.

In recent news headlines, natural gas pipelines have been a concern. In fact, just yesterday one exploded in Fort Worth.

Now a compressor station has been proposed right here in Grayson County.

Patricia Murphy and Katy Hayes both live in the small community of Cherrymound.

They both moved out there to enjoy the country rural life.

But that's about the change.

"The compressor station is going to be one property over and the proper pipeline comes right behind this tree line and on my property on the other side of that tree line."

Gulf Crossing Pipeline has chosen the community located near the Red River as its next spot for a compression station.

The 17-acre, 35,000 horsepower compressor will pump and push natural gas through an underground pipeline. It’s something would-be neighbors say poses a risk to their natural habitat.

"They will be incredibly noisy and it will smell. It's dangerous and has nighttime lights that shine. We won't be able to go outside our home without it being apparent that a dangerous natural gas compressor station is right up the hill from us.""

Stephen Gonzalez with Gulf Crossing Pipeline says that's not the case.

The new compression stations that are built he says are "quieter,” but residents want to know why gulf coast pipeline can't move the station a few more miles down the road to a less populated area.

"We have to provide the Federal Regulatory Commission with different options and demonstrate that we looked at different places where either our pipeline or any of our facilities could be placed, and they make a determination on what would have the least impact on the community."

But for now, these women and other local residents say they're going to fight.

There is a meeting set for tomorrow night at 7:00 at the Cherrymound Baptist Church, where residents can voice their concerns.


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  • by LINDA Location: HENSON on Apr 24, 2007 at 09:43 AM
    THESE LADIES DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THEIR INFORMATION CORRECT. A COMPRESSION STATION IS NOT A GAS PROCESSING PLANT. THERE WOULD BE NO ODORS, BECAUSE THE GAS NEVER LEAVES THE PIPELINE. IT IS SIMPLY PUSHED ALONG BY THE COMPRESSOR. THE NEW COMPRESSORS OF TODAY ARE NOT NEARLY AS NOISY AS THE OLD ONES OF 15 TO 20 YEARS AGO. THE GAS PIPLINES ARE CLOSELY EXAMINED BY THE EPA AND TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION!!
  • by Jillian Location: Sherman on Apr 24, 2007 at 09:33 AM
    Grayson County seems to be growing too much for the folks who want a peaceful lifestyle. How many negative impacts is Grayson County going to let move in? Is the asphault plant not enought? Makes you reconsider why settling here and starting a family.
  • by Greg on Apr 24, 2007 at 08:41 AM
    A simular pump station is proposed for Bennington oklahoma then the line goes to lousiiana, the Gas company building this doesnt care about where you live or where the gas line is going they are takin the cheapest route not the shortest to lay down the system to make them MONEY! they have surveyed my property and have laid stakes that show the gas line to be in my front yard less than 100 feet from my house, they havent even contacted me about doing this, I had to contact them. The Line they are laying is 42 inches tall and 42" wide and is gonna destroy alot of trees and wilderness habitat all the way to Louisiana. I say make em pay for the damages!!! Some old man on a previous report was saying this was just farmland and land owners were overconcerned,this is to that idiot...how bout I run a bulldozer through your house!
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