Joint Venture to Construct 475 Mile Whistler Pipeline

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.


WhiteWater Midstream to Build NatGas Pipeline in Delaware Basin

Austin-based WhiteWater Midstream on Thursday announced it has begun construction of its Agua Blanca Pipeline, a 75-mile Delaware Basin natural gas pipeline.

The Agua Blanca Pipeline will begin in Orla, Texas and travel to the Waha Hub in northern Pecos County. The company said in its February 23 statement that the pipeline would initially have a capacity of 1.25 billion cubic feet of gas per day and would expand to 1.75 billion cubic feet per day.

“Agua Blanca will provide producers and processors with a much needed outlet for the rapidly growing natural gas volumes in the Delaware Basin. Our customers will have a direct path to multiple delivery points including the attractive, growing Mexican power market,” White Water CEO Christer Rundlof said in the statement.

The company expects to accept first volumes on the pipeline by late 2017.

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Austin Business Journal