Double E Natural Gas Pipeline Enters Service in Permian Basin

Double E is one of several gas pipelines to enter service this year in the Permian Basin, the biggest shale oil region in the U.S., and should help operators in the region continue to reduce gas flaring.


U.S. energy company Summit Midstream Partners LP said on Nov. 18 its Double E natural gas pipeline in New Mexico and Texas had entered service.

Summit owns a 70% equity interest in the joint venture that built Double E and will operate the pipeline. The project cost an estimated $450 million, according to federal energy data.

Double E is a 135-mile (217-km) pipeline that will transport about 1.35 Bcf/d of gas from southeast New Mexico and West Texas to downstream pipeline interconnections in the Waha Hub region in Texas.

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