Subsidiaries of Whistler Pipeline LLC and Cheniere Energy Inc. will move forward with the construction of the ADCC Pipeline, a new joint venture (JV) pipeline which will send natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast for export as LNG.
The pipeline will support Cheniere’s plans to ramp up total liquefaction capacity on the Texas Gulf Coast. Cheniere currently boasts liquefaction capacity of approximately 45 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). Over the near- and long-term, the company plans to ramp up to around 60 mtpa and 90 mtpa respectively.
WhiteWater Midstream LLC, an owner of Whistler Pipeline, announced the new JV ADCC pipeline with Cheniere Energy on Sept. 19 in a press statement.
The ADCC Pipeline will be a new 42-inch pipeline that will span approximately 43 miles from the terminus of the Whistler Pipeline to Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction Facility.
The Whistler Pipeline is a 42-inch intrastate pipeline that spans approximately 450 miles and transports natural gas from the Waha Header in the Permian Basin to Agua Dulce, Texas. An approximately 85-mile 36-inch lateral provides connectivity to the Midland Basin.
The ADCC Pipeline is expected to start service in 2024 and initially transport up to 1.7 Bcf/d of natural gas, pending receipt of customary regulatory and other approvals, WhiteWater said. The pipeline is designed to be expandable to 2.5 Bcf/d.
WhiteWater didn’t reveal details related to the cost of the ADCC Pipeline or give dates related to its future expansion.
The Whistler Pipeline is owned by a consortium including MPLX LP, WhiteWater and a JV between Stonepeak and West Texas Gas Inc.
WhiteWater is an Austin, Texas-based infrastructure company. The company is partnered with multiple private equity funds including but not limited to Ridgemont Equity Partners and First Infrastructure Capital.