$1.5 Billion Valley Crossing Pipeline Placed Into Service

Canadian midstream giant Enbridge filed a Thursday morning notice with FERC stating that the company has placed the Valley Crossing Pipeline into service on Feb. 14.

This $1.5 billion pipeline will move 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas stretching 165 miles from the Agua Dulce hub near Corpus Christi to customers south of the border in Mexico.

Valley Crossing Pipeline has been completed since October and had been waiting for the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline to be completed, which stretches from the U.S./Mexico border to the State of Veracruz and power plants in the Mexican interior.

Valley Crossing Pipeline will be connected to the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline several feet below the sea floor.

Mexico is importing around 6 billion cubic feet of natural per day from the United States and roughly 85 percent of that imported natural gas is delivered via cross-border pipelines while the rest is shipped to liquefied natural gas import terminals.