The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) awarded Enbridge subsidiary Valley Crossing Pipeline six additional months to connect its natural gas pipeline to its counterpart in Mexico, moving the deadline to April 23.
The 168-mile pipeline, expected to have been operational in October, was delayed by rough seas on Mexican side of the project. When completed it will transport 2.6 Bcf/d from the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas to power plants in Mexico.
From the Agua Dulce natural gas hub outside of Corpus Christi, TX, the project heads south to the Port of Brownsville, then enters the Gulf of Mexico before crossing the border. TransCanada is building the underwater pipeline from Tuxpan, Veracruz, which will join the Valley Crossing Pipeline at the border.
Valley Crossing said it is in discussions with a number of potential end users, such as local distribution companies and power plants to install delivery points along the pipeline.