Permian Gas Pipeline Expansion Wins Nod

Permian Gas Pipeline Expansion Wins Nod
The project will more than double Agua Blanca's capacity.

A plan to more than double the capacity of the Agua Blanca natural gas pipeline across six Delaware Basin counties in West Texas will go forward, WhiteWater Midstream, LLC reported Wednesday.

Along with its joint venture partner MPLX LP and Agua Blanca lead investor First Infrastructure Capital, WhiteWater has taken a final investment decision to proceed with the Delaware Basin Agua Blanca System expansion.

The Agua Blanca system boasts a capacity of 1.4 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) and comprises approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) of 36-inch-diameter pipeline and 70 miles (113 kilometers) of smaller-diameter pipelines traversing Culberson, Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Ward and Winkler counties and serving the Waha gas hub, according to WhiteWater’s website.

On Wednesday WhiteWater reported the expansion will add a 42-inch-diameter trunkline, bringing total Agua Blanca system capacity to more than 3 bcfd. The company added that multiple 10-year, take-or-pay transportation agreements support the expansion.

In June of this year, WhiteWater and MPLX took another favorable final investment decision for the 475-mile (764-kilometer)-long Whistler Pipeline. Whistler will link to Agua Blanca and carry gas from the Permian to the Texas Gulf Coast.

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Danny  |  November 08, 2019
Around the eagle ford shale area producer are trying to figure out how to get the gas into the pipeline. With pipelines at max pressure there is a bottle neck affect. This area needs to be add. As well