Kinder Morgan's proposed 692-km Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project will exploit increased Permian gas production to service promising petrochemical markets along the Gulf Coast - and particularly in Mexico.
The pipeline will run from Waha, Texas to Agua Dulce, which is just west of Corpus Christi.
Although everyone in the Permian is drilling for oil, most of the wells drilled also produce associated natural gas liquids. That extra gas is why producers don’t need to drill specifically for gas in West Texas.
Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project can tap into Kinder Morgan’s existing Permian-area pipeline network, as well as Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ new Trans-Pecos Pipeline, which will ship gas from West Texas to Mexico.
Kinder Morgan already is expanding an existing pipeline from Texas and Arizona into Mexico. Likewise, Energy Transfer, as well as Canadian pipeline giants Enbridge and TransCanada, are all building new gas pipelines into Mexico.
The Gulf Coast Express Pipeline will be in service in the second half of 2019, subject to shipper commitments.