The construction of the Sendero Carlsbad Gateway natural gas project in the Permian Basin was approved by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The project includes a 23 miles of 24 inch diameter pipeline with 400 Mmcf per day capacity between its Carlsbad processing plant and White Water Midstream's Agua Blanca pipeline.
The pipeline will expand upon Sendero's current 70 miles of 8 to 12 inch gathering system. The project will also include a new meter station within the existing Carlsbad Plant in Eddy County, a mainline block valve at milepost 15.0 in Eddy County, and a pig receiver and mainline block valve at milepost 23.3 near a White Water Midstream, LLC meter station in Culberson County.
Gateway will own all of the gas transported on the pipeline and has no plans to provide third-party transportation service. For that reason, FERC approved the company’s request to waive some of the regulatory obligations that are typically required of interstate pipelines that provide open-access service.