A Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) subsidiary on March 22 announced an open season for its proposed Gulf Coast Express Pipeline project, intended as another key link between the prolific Permian Basin and Texas Gulf Coast markets.

The company said in a statement that it will source natural gas from multiple Permian locations, including existing points along the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC and El Paso Natural Gas systems as well as a proposed interconnection with the Trans-Pecos Pipeline, and additional interconnections to both intrastate and interstate pipeline systems in the Waha area.

The 42-in, 430-mile pipe will have a capacity of 1.7 million dekatherms per day and connect Waha, Texas, to Agua Dulce, Texas. Kinder Morgan expects the line to be in service in second-half 2019.

“The Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project connects growing natural gas supplies in the Permian Basin with expanding markets for natural gas on the Texas Gulf Coast, including export markets via liquefied natural gas and deliveries into Mexico, while providing shippers flow assurance and margin enhancement through a wide variety of interconnecting pipelines,” said Duane Kokinda, president of Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Midstream, in a statement. “We believe Agua Dulce is a natural destination for incremental Permian production due to the existing and planned pipeline infrastructure in that area.”

The open season bid period began on March 22 and ends on April 20. Interested parties should submit their written request for the Non-Binding Bidding Guidelines to Dave Grisko, vice president of business development for Kinder Morgan’s Natural Gas Midstream group, at david_grisko@kindermorgan.com or (713) 369-9870.