One year into business in 2017, Austin-based WhiteWater Midstream began construction on its 72-mile Agua Blanca Pipeline to transport 1.25 BCFD of natural gas from Orla, Texas, near the Mexican border, to delivery points around the Delaware Basin. Before the line went into service in April 2018, however, the surge of gas production there already was dictating expansions. And sure enough, those expansions grew the Agua Blanca to what is now 160 miles with a system capacity of 1.4 BCFD.

WhiteWater Midstream

WhiteWater Midstream is an independent, Austin based, infrastructure company. WhiteWater currently manages $3 billion in gas transmission assets originating in the Permian Basin. First Infrastructure Capital is the lead investor on both the Agua Blanca and Whistler pipeline.

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One year into business in 2017, Austin-based WhiteWater Midstream began construction on its 72-mile Agua Blanca Pipeline to transport 1.25 BCFD of natural gas from Orla, Texas, near the Mexican border, to delivery points around the Delaware Basin. Before the line went into service in April 2018, however, the surge of gas production there already was dictating expansions. And sure enough, those expansions grew the Agua Blanca to what is now 160 miles with a system capacity of 1.4 BCFD.

But gas volumes from the Permian have kept coming, breaking all-time production records virtually every month as West Texas flaring becomes a heated issue.

RMR today is following news from WhiteWater Midstream and its joint venture partners, which have announced another expansion of the Agua Blanca that will double the system’s capacity to more than 3 BCFD. A completion date hasn’t been made public. This follows a June FID between the partners to also build the 475-mile Whistler Pipeline to transport 2 BCFD of gas from the Permian to the Agua Dulce hub near the Gulf. The Whistler, slated to go online in 2021, will include direct connections to gas plants in the Midland and the Agua Blanca Pipeline.

Meanwhile, West Texas gas producers have started to feel a modicum of relief to move their supplies to Gulf Coast markets. Kinder Morgan’s 447-mile, 2 BCFD Gulf Coast Express opened for business in September, bringing much needed takeaway capacity to the basin. To date, six natural gas pipelines are planned from the Permian to the Gulf but only the Whistler and KM’s Permian Highway Pipeline are scheduled for service in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

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