HOUSTON (PLN) — Federal regulators have authorized construction of the Sendero Carlsbad Gateway natural gas project in the Permian Basin, including a 23-mile, 400 Mmcf/d pipeline between its Carlsbad processing plant and White Water Midstream’s Agua Blanca pipeline.
The Gateway Project is planned to include:
- 23 miles of 24-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in Eddy County, New Mexico and Culberson County, Texas;
- A new meter station (including a mainline block valve and pig  launcher) 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.
Because Gateway will own all of the gas transported on the pipeline and has no plans to provide third-party transportation service, FERC approved its request to waive some of the regulatory obligations that are typically required of interstate pipelines that provide open-access service.
Gateway was formed to own and operate the Gateway Project and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sendero Midstream Holdings, LLC (Sendero Holdings). Sendero Holdings is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston-based Sendero Midstream Partners.