Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC held a successful open season and plans to move forward with construction of the Nueva Era Pipeline, a 50-50 joint venture between HEP and Mexico-based energy and services firm Grupo Clisa.
As proposed, the pipeline will connect HEP’s existing Webb County Hub in South Texas directly to Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico, and to the Mexican National Pipeline System (Sistema de Transporte Nacional Integrado) in Monterrey, Mexico.
Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) will be the foundation shipper on the 200-mile, 30-inch Nueva Era Pipeline and will transport 504 MMcf/d of natural gas for a 25-year term to help fuel combined-cycle power plants in Escobedo, near Monterrey.
HEP conducted an open season for expansion capacity on the Nueva Era Pipeline that closed Sept. 15. HEP has a presidential permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allowing for expansion of the Nueva Era Pipeline for up to 1.12 Bcf/d of capacity.