Fort Stockton hosting an open house Wednesday, inviting residents to learn about the Trans-Pecos Pipeline Project.
The event taking place at the Large Community Hall in Rooney Park. Landowners getting a glimpse of the proposed 143-mile pipeline, extending from the Waha Hub outside Fort Stockton and down to Mexico. Officials say it’s a safe and reliable transport of natural gas, saying it will benefit air quality in the Big Bend region.
“Different factories will be able to use natural gas versus the current coal-burning which obviously has been a problem in the past for the Big Bend region,” said spokeswoman Alexis Daniel.
Officials say the project will help restore construction jobs lost from the recent market downturn.
And that the Trans-Pecos Pipeline will provide a direct tax benefit to Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties.