FERC Approves Sendero Carlsbad Gateway Project

HOUSTON (P&GJ) — Federal regulators have authorized construction of the Sendero Carlsbad Gateway natural gas project in the Permian Basin, including a 23-mile, 400 Mmcf/d pipeline between its Carlsbad processing plant and White Water Midstream's Agua Blanca pipeline.

Carlsbad cryogenic processing plant (photo: Sendero Midstream Partners)

The 24-inch-diameter interstate natural gas pipeline will expand upon Sendero's current 70 miles of 8- to 12-inch gathering and transport residue gas from its Eddy County, N.M., processing plants to to an interconnection with White Water's system in Culberson County, Texas.

The Gateway Project is planned to include:

  • Approximately 23 miles of 24-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in Eddy County, New Mexico and Culberson County, Texas;
  • A new meter station (including a mainline block valve and pig [1] launcher) within the existing Carlsbad Plant in Eddy County;
  • A mainline block valve at milepost 15.0 in Eddy County; and
  • A pig receiver and mainline block valve at milepost 23.3 near a White Water Midstream, LLC meter station in Culberson County.

Because Gateway will own all of the gas transported on the pipeline and has no plans to provide third-party transportation service, FERC approved its request to waive some of the regulatory obligations that are typically required of interstate pipelines that provide open-access service.

Gateway was formed to own and operate the Gateway Project and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sendero Midstream Holdings, LLC (Sendero Holdings).  Sendero Holdings is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston-based Sendero Midstream Partners.


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