The City of Presidio today announced plans to construct a natural gas pipeline to deliver natural gas from the Trans-Pecos Pipeline to the newly established Presidio Industrial Park. The project is a cooperative effort between West Texas Gas, Inc., Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC and the City of Presidio.
West Texas Gas has made a preliminary commitment to construct, own and operate the new 6-inch, 11-mile lateral pipeline. Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC, which is a joint venture owned in part by an affiliate of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., will help offset the construction costs of the project and provide a tap to access natural gas at the Trans-Pecos Pipeline meter station near the Texas-Mexico border. The pipeline will initially terminate at the Industrial Park and will supply natural gas to the Biad Chili plant currently under construction. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“This is a significant step forward in fostering renewed economic development for the City of Presidio as this pipeline will provide the first natural gas pipeline service in our area,”said Brad Newton, Executive Director of Presidio’s Municipal Development District (PMDD). “Not only will this allow us to provide critical natural gas service to the Biad Chili Plant, it will provide the City the opportunity to expand its tax base and provide a stimulus for future growth.”
The new lateral pipeline is expected to be in service by June 2017.