Stillwater News Press

December 28, 2012

Payne County OKs road crossing permits for pipeline project

By John Filonow
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. — Payne County Commissioners approved 35 road crossing permits for Glass Mountain Pipeline, pending receipt of payment.

The company is installing a 210-mile pipeline western and northern Oklahoma to Cushing.

The county had received a check for 38 road crossing permits several weeks ago, County Commissioner Zach Cavett said. Payne County charges $250 per road crossing permit, but can’t issue permits for pipelines to cross Interstate highways.

Glass Mountain Pipeline will have to issue a new check because the county can’t issue credits to the company.

Glass Mountain Pipeline was created as a joint venture between SemGroup Corp., Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Gavilon, LLC. to build a crude oil pipeline with two starting points, said Kiley Roberson, communications specialist for SemGroup.

One pipeline will begin near Arnett in western Oklahoma and connect with another line beginning in Alva, in the northern part of the state, Roberson said.

The two pipelines will intersect near Cleo Springs and continue east to Cushing. It will terminate at Gavilon’s storage tank farm in Cushing, she said.