ExxonMobil has signed a letter of intent for its subsidiary XTO Energy to contract up to 450,000 dekatherms per day of capacity on the Permian Highway Pipeline project.
The $2 billion project by Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, EagleClaw Midstream Ventures and Apache will provide an outlet for increased natural gas production from the Permian Basin to growing market areas along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is designed to transport up to 2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas through 430 miles of pipeline from the Waha to Katy, Texas areas, with connections to the US Gulf Coast and Mexico markets.
It is expected to be in service in late 2020.
Sara Ortwein, president, XTO Energy, says: 'The Permian Highway Pipeline will provide additional capacity for reliable transportation of natural gas to the US Gulf Coast.
Sital Mody, president of Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Midstream says that the support of ExxonMobil will help accelerate its path to a final investment decision.
Kinder Morgan and EagleClaw will hold an open season for capacity on the pipeline, starting on August 10.
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