Targa Resources, a Houston Pipeline firm, said it would be teaming up with multiple partners to build a 600-mile natural gas pipeline system from West Texas’s Permian Basin to Corpus Christi and Houston regions.
The partnership would put Targa in direct competition with Kinder Morgan and other companies’ massive gas pipelines in the race to build crude oil pipelines and serve the record levels of production from the Permian. Kinder Morgan recently announced plans for a 430-mile Permian Highway Pipeline project to transport natural gas to Houston and Corpus hubs.
Targa said on Friday that its aim is to build the Whistler Pipeline project with Florida’s NextEra Energy, Ohio’s MPLX and some private equity investors as partners.
The project would transport 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day through 42 inch pipelines stretching 450-miles from Waha, Texas to just west of Corpus Christi. A 30-inch pipeline would transport the shipment an additional 170-miles to Wharton County.