A final investment decision to design and construct the proposed Whistler pipeline was taken by MPLX, WhiteWater Midstream and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners/West Texas Gas, Inc.
The 475 mile long pipeline from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the state’s Coastal Bend region will be built by the joint venture, MPLX reported late Wednesday.
The pipeline will be designed to carry approximately 2 billion cubic feet per day of gas through a 42 inch diameter pipe from Waha, Texas, to the Agua Dulce area in South Texas.
The majority of available capacity on the proposed pipeline has been subscribed and committed by long-term transportation agreements and the remaining capacity will be fully subscribed in the coming months.
“The decision to move forward with this project after securing sufficient commitments from shippers demonstrates our disciplined approach to investing,” MPLX President Michael J. Hennigan said in a written statement. “Whistler is expected to provide reliable residue gas transportation out of the Permian Basin, which is vital to our growing gas processing position and producers in the region.”
The pipeline is expected to begin service during the third quarter of 2021, subject to pending regulatory and other approvals.