City of Concord California

News Release

October 17, 2013

Pipeline being replaced on former Concord weapons station

The City has been notified by the U.S. Navy that a license has been granted to Conoco Phillips for a one-acre construction lay down yard to be created on the former Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) south of Bailey Rd.

The Conoco Phillips pipeline company (Phillips 66 Pipeline) will work at the site approximately through Dec. 20, replacing 1,500 feet of pipeline (Line 200) within their right of way on the CNWS.  This section of the pipeline was identified for replacement by an inspection tool run through Line 200. The tool electrostatically measures the pipe wall thickness and generates a report that evaluates the data it collected. The 1,500-foot replacement is part of the P66PL Pipeline Integrity Program to ensure the safe operation of its pipeline system and comply with Federal and State regulations.

Work will be scheduled during normal business hours. The only night work scheduled for this project will happen when the new section of 16-inch pipeline is tied into the operating portion of Line 200. Line 200 would be shut down for 24 hours to facilitate the work of the two pipeline tie-ins. The tie-in would require one night of work. The tentative tie-in date has been schedule for Dec. 11, but that date has not been confirmed.

The Navy BRAC office is requiring that Phillips 66 Pipeline insure that all appropriate natural/cultural resource protection and safety permits are secured prior to commencement of construction. For more information, contact Frank Nichols, PTRRC Western Region, (805) 226-2644.

Mike Wright
Executive Director Concord Local Reuse Authority
(925) 671-3019,

City of Concord CA