Published on 01-Sep-2021

450-Mile Whistler Pipeline Placed into Service in Texas

450-Mile Whistler Pipeline Placed into Service in Texas

The Whistler Pipeline began full commercial service on July 1st, 2021, providing approximately 2.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of incremental natural gas transport capacity to the Texas Gulf Coast markets from the Permian basin, which will help ensure sufficient reliable gas takeaway and reduce natural gas flaring in the Permian basin. The delivery points in Agua Dulce, Texas provide shippers with access to Gulf Coast industrial and export markets including LNG.

The Whistler Pipeline is 100% owned by Whistler Pipeline LLC, which is a consortium made up of MPLX LP, WhiteWater, and a joint venture between Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners (Stonepeak) and West Texas Gas, Inc. (WTG).

The Whistler Pipeline is an approximately 450-mile, 42-inch 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 50-mile 36-inch lateral provides connectivity to the Midland Basin.

About MPLX LP

MPLX (NYSE: 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. The company 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. More information is available at www.MPLX.com.

About WhiteWater

WhiteWater is an Austin-based independent midstream company providing transportation services to domestic oil and gas plays. For more information about WhiteWater, visit www.whitewatermidstream.com.

About Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners (www.stonepeakpartners.com) is an infrastructure-focused private equity firm with over $15 billion of assets under management and with offices in New York, Houston and Austin. Stonepeak invests in long-lived, hard-asset businesses and projects that provide essential services to customers, and seeks to actively partner with high-quality management teams, facilitate operational improvements, and provide capital for growth initiatives.

About WTG

WTG (West Texas Gas, Inc. & affiliates) is composed of a family of related natural gas midstream and downstream entities headquartered in Midland, TX since 1976 with operations in more than 90 Texas and Oklahoma counties. These WTG entities operate more than 700 MMcf/d of gas processing capacity with more than 10,000 miles of gathering systems, 1,800 miles of transmission pipelines and distribution systems serving approximately 25,000 LDC customers.

Source: https://inspectioneering.com/news/2021-08-05/9778/450-mile-whistler-pipeline-placed-into-service-in-texas



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