Permian Highway Pipeline Construction Will Begin Soon

The construction on the $2 billion Permian Highway natural gas pipeline, comprised of 430 miles of 42-inch pipeline carrying up to 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from the Waha hub in Pecos County to the Gulf Coast will start soon.

The pipeline project is a partnership between Kinder Morgan, Midland's EagleClaw Midstream and Apache Corp, and the completion is expected in the fourth quarter of 2020.

According to Allen Fore, vice president, public affairs for Kinder Morgan, the pipeline will directly generate about 2,500 local construction and 18 full-time jobs, and the new facilities that are part of the Permian Highway project will generate approximately $42 million in increased annual revenue to state and local taxing authorities.

As part of beginning the construction, stakes have been placed in the ground and pipe stacked in yards.