Whistler Pipeline LLC announced Jan. 26 the expansion of the Whistler pipeline’s Midland basin footprint with a new 36-in. lateral extending northwest into Martin County, Texas.
The Martin County lateral will lengthen the existing 36-in. Midland lateral approximately 35 miles and connect to multiple processing sites in the county. The lateral is scheduled to be in service in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The Whistler pipeline is an approximately 450-mile, 42-in. intrastate pipeline that transports natural gas from the Waha Header in the Permian Basin to Agua Dulce, Texas, providing direct access to South Texas and export markets. An approximately 85-mile, 36-in. lateral provides connectivity to the Midland Basin.
Whistler is owned by a consortium including MPLX LP, WhiteWater and a joint venture between Stonepeak and West Texas Gas Inc. (WTG).
MPLX is a diversified, large-cap master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and logistics assets and provides fuels distribution services. MPLX’s assets include a network of crude oil and refined product pipelines; an inland marine business; light-product terminals; storage caverns; refinery tanks, docks, loading racks, and associated piping; and crude and light-product marine terminals. MPLX also owns crude oil and natural gas gathering systems and pipelines as well as natural gas and NGL processing and fractionation facilities in key U.S. supply basins.
WhiteWater is a management owned, Austin-based midstream company. WhiteWater is partnered with multiple private equity funds including but not limited to Ridgemont Equity Partners and First Infrastructure Capital. Since inception, WhiteWater has reached final investment decision on approximately $3 billion in greenfield development projects.
Stonepeak is a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets with approximately $43.5 billion of assets under management. Through its investment in defensive, hard-asset businesses globally, Stonepeak aims to create value for its investors and portfolio companies, and to have a positive impact on the communities in which it operates. Stonepeak sponsors investment vehicles focused on private equity and credit. The firm provides capital, operational support, and committed partnerships to sustainably grow investments in its target sectors, which include transport and logistics, communications, water, energy transition, and power and renewable energy. Stonepeak is headquartered in New York with offices in Austin, Hong Kong, Houston, and Sydney.
WTG (together with its affiliates) comprises a family of related natural gas midstream and downstream entities headquartered in Midland, Texas since 1976 with operations in more than 90 Texas and Oklahoma counties. These WTG entities operate more than 900 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of gas processing capacity with more than 9,000 miles of gathering systems, 1,800 miles of transmission pipelines and distribution systems serving approximately 25,000 LDC customers.Tags: MPLX, natural gas, Pipeline Expansion, Stonepeak, West Texas Gas (WTG), Whistler Pipeline, WhiteWater Midstream