FERC has approved Energy Transfer Partners’ request to utilize a 75-foot by 100-foot-wide additional temporary workspace to complete its 48- inch-diameter horizontal directional drill for the Presidio Border Crossing Project.
“This ATWS is within Trans-Pecos’ environmental survey area and immediately adjacent to the horizontal directional drill exit point,” Anthony J. Rana, Environmental Project Manager Division of Gas – Environment and Engineering with FERC, said. The ATWS would be used to stockpile excavated soils from a subsidence area above the drill path and enable the completion of the final 48-inch-diameter reaming of the drill path currently lodged within cobble materials.”
The Presidio Border Crossing Project is part of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline, which is a 148-mile, 42-inch diameter Texas intrastate pipeline designed to transport 1.4 billion cubic feet per day of clean-burning natural gas as part of an agreement with Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Mexico’s federal electricity commission. The pipeline will include delivery locations for local towns and utilities in Central West Texas and terminate custody at the U.S.-Mexico boundary near Presidio, Texas.
The project is expected to be in service by the end of Q1 2017.