04 Apr NAmerico Partners proposes 753km natural gas pipeline
NAmerico Partners LP is mulling over a multi-billion dollar pipeline to transport natural gas from reserves in West Texas over to the Gulf Coast.
The proposed pipeline would be the first major project by NAmerico, which was established in 2014, and would ease the mounting oversupply in the resource-abundant Permian Basin.
The 753km Pecos Trail Pipeline would transport around 1.85 billion cubic feet (bcf) per day of natural gas from the Permian region to the major Gulf Coast refining and petrochemical hub in Corpus Christi, Texas.
NAmerico’s pipeline is one of at least three being considered in the Permian Basin, including Kinder Morgan’s proposed 692km transferring facility which would shift 1.7 bcf per day of gas.
Another large pipeline operator, Enterprise Products Partners has also said it is considering building a gas line to Corpus Christi from the Permian.
NAmerico’s managing partner Jeff Welch expressed that discussions with prospective shippers were at an advanced stage, with the company aiming to begin operations at the pipeline in 2019.