Supreme Court Grants Temporary Relief to Denbury

By: Michael K. Reer

On July 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas granted Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC’s motion for temporary relief, ordering a district court to allow Denbury to complete federally-required inspections of the pipeline at issue. On July 12, 2017, Denbury had filed a petition for writ of mandamus with the Texas Supreme Court, seeking immediate possession of a contested pipeline easement in Jefferson County, Texas. The district court had denied Denbury’s request for a temporary restraining order, finding that no writ of possession to Denbury has been entered because the landowner is currently enjoined from accessing the eminent domain award. Denbury contends that it has fully satisfied the requirements in the Texas Property Code for full possession of the property and notes that immediate access is required for Denbury to comply with federal regulations. The case is In re Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC, No.17-0556 (Tex. July 26, 2017).
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