|Chesapeake Pipeline Over Bridgewood Drive|
When I left my abode today, to head to the Tandy Hills, I clearly saw what was causing the detour.
Chesapeake Energy has closed a Fort Worth city street so a pipeline crossing can be installed, so that water can be pumped to frack the Barnett Shale Natural Gas Well that Chesapeake poked, last summer, a few hundred feet from my abode.
Three lines of pipe are snaking their way up from the Trinity River, across Randol Mill Road, then across Bridgewood Drive and then along the property line between Havenwood Apartments and a storage unit complex.
How does Chesapeake Energy acquire the right of ways to run these pipelines on what would seem to be private property?
How does Chesapeake Energy acquire the right to close a road, forcing drivers to burn extra gas to get around the detour?
Is there a Chesapeake Energy toll-free line I can call to request compensation for the extra gas and time Chesapeake caused me to burn up today?
Today I also noted a messy Gas Driller Operation south of the Trinity River, east of Beach Street. There was some pipeline preparation in evidence in this location a few weeks ago.
I do not know if this Beach Street activity is courtesy of Chesapeake Energy. A section of earth has been scraped off, maybe 15 feet wide, running as far as I could see, maybe to make it level to lay water sucking pipeline, maybe to put in a road. I have no idea.
All I know is this also had me wondering how the right of way is acquired to alter what I assume is public land between the river and the freeway.