Trans-Pecos Pipeline Gets Initial Nod from FERC

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave preliminary approval for the proposed The Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The pipeline will be a Texas intrastate pipeline designed to transport 1.4 Bcf/d of clean-burning natural gas as part of an agreement with Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Mexico’s federal electricity commission.

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners is responsible for constructing and operating the 143-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline which will originate at the Waha Hub outside Fort Stockton, TX in northern Pecos County. 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, TX.

The Trans-Pecos pipeline will provide new market outlets for domestically produced clean-burning natural gas, thereby encouraging continued production in the U.S. energy sector. Construction is anticipated to start early 2016 and the project is expected to be in service by the end of 2017.