Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has made a $325 million investment in the Whistler Pipeline project. The project is a natural gas pipeline to transport supplies from the Permian Basin’s Waha hub to the Agua Dulce market in South Texas.
The project’s owners include MPLX LP, Whitewater Midstream and a joint venture between Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and West Texas Gas. Whitewater, which currently manages $3 billion in gas transmission assets originating in the Permian Basin, is the developer of the Whistler Pipeline project.
The 475-mile pipeline project was given construction approval in June last year. The pipeline is expected to transport approximately 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico to the Agua Dulce area of South Texas, as well as the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and Mexico export markets.
Whistler Pipeline is due to commence operation in the third quarter of 2021.
MPLX also has teamed up with Whistler partner WhiteWater Midstream LLC, and West Texas Gas Inc. (WTG) in a natural gas liquids (NGL) takeaway project from their gas processing plants to Sweeny, TX. The joint venture (JV) would utilize existing infrastructure with limited construction needed.
Construction of the pipeline laterals from the MPLX and WTG processing plants and other initial construction are expected to be complete by the end of 2021.