Enbridge has started construction of the offshore border crossing section of its $1.6 billion Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline between Texas and Mexico, according to a U.S. federal filing.
The construction involves a 1000-foot section of offshore pipe that extends to the U.S.-Mexico border. The onshore sections of the pipeline have been completed.
The Valley Crossing pipeline is designed to carry up to 2.6 million cubic feet per day of gas from Texas to help Mexico meet its growing power demands.
The pipeline will connect in the Gulf of Mexico to the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline that is currently under construction. When complete, it will be the biggest gas pipeline between the two countries.
Enbridge said the pipeline remains on track to enter service in October.