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May 2017 Issue

Energy Transfer Announces That the Trans-Pecos Pipeline, Comanche Trail Pipeline and the WAHA Header Are in Service

May 4, 2017 •

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has announced that two natural gas pipelines in West Texas, the Trans-Pecos Pipeline and the Comanche Trail Pipeline, and the Trans-Pecos Pipeline WAHA Header are in service. Both pipelines and the WAHA Header are owned by affiliates of ETP, Carso Energy Corp. and MasTec, Inc. as part of long-term agreements with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Mexico’s federal electricity commission, to transport natural gas from the Waha Hub in Pecos County, Texas, to the Texas-Mexico border.

 

The Comanche Trail Pipeline and the WAHA Header went into service as scheduled on January 30, 2017. The 42-inch intrastate pipeline traverses 195 miles through Pecos, Reeves, Culberson, Hudspeth and El Paso counties to the Texas-Mexico border in San Elizario, Texas, just south of El Paso, Texas. The Comanche Trail Pipeline is designed to transport 1.1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas and presently includes seven delivery taps along its route for local economic development opportunities. The WAHA Header, located near the Waha Hub, is designed to accommodate 6 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas and connects to more than 10 different natural gas pipelines.

 

The Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service as scheduled on March 31, 2017. The 148-mile, 42-inch intrastate pipeline traverses Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties and terminates at the Texas border near Presidio, Texas. The Trans-Pecos Pipeline is designed to transport 1.4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas and presently includes six local delivery taps along its route.

 

Additionally, the Trans-Pecos Pipeline entered into a cooperative effort to help West Texas Gas and the City of Presidio offset construction costs of a new pipeline that will connect to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline and deliver natural gas to the newly established Presidio Industrial Park. The new lateral pipeline is expected to be in service by June 2017.

 

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