Partners reach FID on Whistler gas pipeline

MPLX, First Infrastructure Capital-backed WhiteWater Midstream, and a joint venture of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and West Texas Gas have reached a final investment decision to move forward with the design and construction of Whistler Pipeline which will transport natural gas from the Permian basin to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Jun 10th, 2019

MPLX LP, First Infrastructure Capital-backed WhiteWater Midstream, and a joint venture of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and West Texas Gas Inc. have reached a final investment decision to move forward with the design and construction of Whistler Pipeline which will transport natural gas from the Permian basin to the Texas Gulf Coast.

The proposed project is designed to transport 2 bcfd of gas through 450 miles of 42-in. pipeline from Waha, Tex., to NextEra’s Agua Dulce market hub. Supply will be sourced from multiple upstream connections in the Midland and Delaware basins, including direct connections to Targa plants through a 27-mile, 30-in. pipeline lateral, as well as a direct connection to the 1.4 bcfd Agua Blanca Pipeline—a joint venture of WhiteWater, WPX Energy, MPLX, and Targa—which crosses through the Delaware basin, including portions of Culberson, Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Winkler, and Ward counties.

Much of the available capacity on the Whistler Pipeline has been subscribed and committed by long-term transportation agreements. WhiteWater and MPLX expect the remaining capacity will be fully subscribed in the coming months and that the pipeline will be in service in third-quarter 2021, pending approvals.

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