Friday, July 6, 2012

Denbury wants to build pipeline across Rez

Denbury has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a 5.1 mile pipeline from Rankin to Madison Counties. The application states the length of the pipeline placed into an open trench at the bottom of the reservoir will be 14,800 feet. It will have a 2.5 feet thick concrete coating and at least five feet of soil cover. Here is the public notice. The application states Denbury will discharge "dredged and/or fill material into the reservoir. Maps and drawings are included.

The Corps is also considering a permit application for the establishment of a wildlife "mitigation bank".


Micah Gober said...

I have more confidence in Denbury than I do Harbor Walk. I say let drill baby drill or in this case dig baby dig.

Anonymous said...

Gonna be a lotta muddy water associated with this dig.

bill said...

How are you going to be able to tell?

Anonymous said...

To Anon @ 7:38
No more muddy water than when anything else is dredged in the reservoir which by the way is done often to clear channel and harbors of sediment fill.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the money received from the denbury lease can help start Harbor walk? Not. Where will the revenue from this one time deal go?

Anonymous said...

Hope the Corp turns Danbury down. Would hate to see that proposal approved.

Anonymous said...

9:25 - Why?

Anonymous said...

God you folks have a case of the dumbass, the res is already over 50% silted in from it's inception in the 60's. It is a shithole that needs to be drained and dug out.

Ironghost said...

10:54 - Proof?

Anonymous said...

I'd have to agree with the ghost on this one 10:54.
We're all a bunch of dumbass idiots, everybody knows that the Res is 50% filled in. Right???
Not saying its not but how many readers of this blog do and should know that?

It would actually appear you are the dumbass 10:54. Let's see the proof.

roughneck said...

if you build a pipeline across the rez, there will not be fishing around it. Look at the pipelines that cross the bayous on the coast. Read their signs. No anchors, no fishing, no dredging.

They would do better to go south of the rez in the wetlands of the Pearl

Anonymous said...

The term "dump" implies that foreign material will be discarded into the reservoir. Maybe their term is more applicable. Discharge implies that this material will just be stirred up from the floor of the reservoir. I think the concrete casing will protect the pipeline sufficiently and allow for fishing near the line. I'm all for anything that will benefit the area fiscally. I fish the res quite often and I'm not worried about this.

Anonymous said...

Denbury is a good company who has pumped a lot of dollars through the local economy in the last 5+ years. They use local vendors and have local personnel, unlike many out of state companies. Given that this application is standard and happens a hundred times a day across the country, I don't see any problem with it.

Shadowfax said...

A thoughtful person cringes any time he sees an article involving the Ross Barnett Reservoir. For the latest and most recent example of shit gone mad, look back a few months to the 18 month project where there were all manor of floating devices attached by wire-line running thousands of yards in every direction. Even after the project ended, it took them forever to pick up their crap.

The company involved and the Reservoir authority promised the work would not be disruptive to pleasure craft or fishermen, would present only minimal visual anxiety and they would be in and out in a flash. Horse shit.

Anonymous said...

How awful. Thanks for this information.


Pugnacious said...

What gas/liquid is to be "piped" through this pipeline connection?
Could this project be connected to the future carbon dioxide emissions from the Kemper County Gasification Plant?

In the link below the author speaks of Denbury's contracts with three "proposed" gasification plants to purchase Carbon Dioxide...two sites in the Midwest and one on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Is the author in error, thinking that MP's experimental gasification project is being built on the Gulf Coast? I don't think that there is any commercial lignite available there, is there?

Louis Miller must be shouting NIMBY!

Pugnacious said...


Carbon dioxide pipelines

Denbury Resources recently began a feasibility study into constructing an 804 km and 1,126 km long carbon dioxide pipeline project connecting proposed gasification plants in the Midwest to existing pipeline infrastructure in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Denbury has said that it expects the pipelines to take four to five years to complete.

The study comes as two proposed Midwestern gasification plants, with which Denbury has carbon dioxide purchase contracts, have been granted approval to the term sheet negotiation phase under the US Department of Energy loan guarantee programme.

A third proposed gasification plant has also been selected by the loan guarantee programme to be built along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Denbury plans to commission a study for a 177 km pipeline that could connect the plant to the existing Free State Pipeline.

Pugnacious said...

Duly noted that the article is date 2009 when the press published the news that Mississippi Power was proposing that a gasification plant was to built and funded by revenue from subscribers as the construction was in progress.

Anonymous said...

" Pugnacious said...what gas is to be ' piped ' through the Rez ? "

My first guess is that it will be the warm bubbling farts from the fat-ass Harbor Walk/Hotel Valencia developer floating around on his water wings
in what used to be Main Harbor.

The Rez is a 2nd class man-made lake, not the Damn Great Barrier Reef.

It's only CO 2 ( Carbon Dioxide) . NOT A DANGEROUS GAS !

The Perch and Catfish have not lost any sleep over this.

Geez ,

Shadowfax said...

Regarding the new makeup of the Rez Board, Jon Horne promised (in the Clarion Ledger no less) that the Rez is public property and will remain available for superior public use to all residents. Well, once they start privatizing the neighborhood ramps, making pipeline routes off limits to pleasure craft and fishermen, give the Corps control (life jackets required), Burwell establishing a 'no fly no fish no trespass' zone and whatever else can be done to screw it all won't even be an attraction. Look at any other Mississippi reservoir and the surrounding retail businesses and then look at Ross Barnett.

Anonymous said...

John Horhn doesn't understand that the days of Coco Beach are gone forever.

There is not a thing he and the "Black Caucus"
can do about this fact.

Anonymous said...

That dredge and pipe laying barge will be in and gone before 90% of the people in this area even realize it has been here. As far as a pipeline right of way being off limits, that applys to vessels with an anchor big enough to damage the pipe.If all the right of ways were off limits in the gulf, you would never fish Terrebone Ph. but yet Cocodrie is still in business. There is nothing in the reservoir with a large enough anchor to even make a scratch on that pipe which will probably be a chrome alloy to prevent corrosion, much less the saddle weights on top of the pipe...much concern over nothing. And as pointed out, it is CO2 which is an inert gas.

Pugnacious said...

Even a grammar school dropout is aware that CO2 gas( or its solid state form "dry ice") is not "dangerous."

I was just wondering if it's the projected Kemper County boondoggle gasification plant CO2 emissions that is the driving force for the new pipeline activity.

CO2 is not "explosive" but this plant construction folly will create a lot of economic hardship for subscribers if MP decides to just walk away after the collapse.

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