Update 2017-08-31: More maps and other information in the Phosphate Mining page.
A couple of 24″ and 30″ natural gas pipelines run west to east across the New River right through the HPS II mine site, turning at the Brooker FGT compressor station to head northeast as 16″ and 20″ pipelines to Jacksonville, carrying Sabal Trail fracked methane from Suwannee County for export from Duval County through Eagle LNG and Crowley Maritime. What could possibly go wrong there with massive mining equipment?
I’ve drawn Florida Gas Transmission (FGT)’s pipeline routes in blue onto the HPS II map Citizens Against the Phosphate Mine (CAPM) already annotated.
Those FGT routes came from the maps below of Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) through Union and Bradford Counties from the Public Map Viewer of the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Now that you know what you’re looking for, you can see FGT on HPS II’s own aerial map.
Let’s zoom a little more on that industrial-looking area marked “gas plant” on the CAPM map, just outside the east border of the mine site, north of Brooker, this time using a google map:
That is the FGT Compressor Station #16 Brooker prominently featured on the JEP schematic map KMI submitted to FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission:
The PHMSA map viewer doesn’t tell you that there are two or three pipelines where it shows a blue line, not just one. KMI’s FERC application does show that. Don’t be surprised if Sabal Trail tries that trick, too: adding another pipeline on the existing easements.
The Kinder Morgan (KMI) Jacksonville Expansion Project (JEP) of Florida Gas Transmission (FGT)’s natural gas pipelines runs from Sabal Trail in Suwannee County to Eagle LNG in Duval County, to Eagle LNG which is already exporting via Crowley Maritime.
FERC permitted JEP (see FERC Docket Number CP15-144), and it has been built.
I wonder if HPS II has ever mentioned these explosive facilities located in and right next to the mine site.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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