Agua Blanca Pipeline
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Agua Blanca Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline in Texas, USA. An expansion of the pipeline entered service in January 2021.
The pipeline system services Culberson, Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Ward, and Winkler counties in Texas, including multiple deliveries to the Waha, Texas hub.
- Parent Company: WhiteWater Midstream (60.00%), WPX Energy (20.00%), MPLX LP (10.00%), Targa Resources Corp (10.00%)
- Capacity: 1,250 million cubic feet per day
- Length: 160.13 miles / 257.7 km
- Diameter: 36-inches
- Status: Operating
- Financing: US$141 million in debt financing from MUFG, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Siemens
- Start Year: 2018
Located in the Delaware Basin, the intrastate natural gas pipeline services Culberson, Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Ward, and Winkler counties in Texas, including multiple deliveries to the Waha, Texas hub. The system currently comprises 145 km of 36 inch (915 mm) diameter pipeline and 112.7 km of smaller diameter pipelines with a system capacity of 3.9 million m3/d.
In July 2017, debt financing of US$141 million was provided for the project's initial development (along with that of the Waha Connector Pipeline) by MUFG, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Siemens. The same institutions provided additional debt financing of US$113 million in July 2018 for the expansion project.
Sendero Gateway Expansion Project
Called the Sendero Gateway Project, it received a positive environmental assessment from FERC in January 2019.
In November 2019, joint venture (JV) partners reached a final investment decision to proceed with the expansion of the Delaware Basin Agua Blanca Pipeline System. The expansion is supported by multiple take-or-pay transportation agreements for 10-year terms. The Agua Blanca JV partners, WhiteWater Midstream and MPLX with lead investor First Infrastructure Capital, will double the system’s capacity to over 8.4 million m3/d with a 42 inch (1,067 mm) diameter trunkline.
In January 2021, WhiteWater Midstream announced that the pipeline extension had entered commercial service.
Expansion Project Location
Expansion Project Details
- Parent Company: WhiteWater Midstream and MPLX
- Capacity: 3.9 million m3/d
- Diameter: 42-inches
- Status: Operating
- Financing: US$113 million in debt financing from MUFG, Sumitomo Mitsui Financing Corporation and Siemens
- Start Year: 2021
Articles and resources
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