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Summit Midstream subsidiary files to build 1.35-Bcf/d Delaware Basin gas line

Double E Pipeline LLC applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a pipeline project that would move Delaware Basin natural gas supplies to the Waha Hub in Texas.

The Summit Midstream Partners LP subsidiary on July 31 filed for a certificate of public convenience and necessity with FERC for the Double E pipeline project, which includes about 133 combined miles of gas pipeline linking Delaware Basin production areas in New Mexico and Texas to downstream pipelines near Waha in Reeves and Pecos counties in Texas. The company requested the agency's approval no later than July 31, 2020.

The Double E pipeline would have an initial throughput capacity of 1.35 Bcf/d, which could be expanded to 1.85 Bcf/d by installing additional compression facilities, according to the company. It would interconnect with Kinder Morgan Inc.'s planned Gulf Coast Express and Permian Highway pipelines and Energy Transfer LP's Trans Pecos pipeline, according to the developer's application.

Summit Midstream in late June made a final investment decision to move forward with the estimated $350 million project after it secured enough firm transportation contracts from shippers to support its development. The partnership also executed joint venture agreements with an affiliate of its foundation shipper, Exxon Mobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc.

The partnership expects to begin construction on the project in September 2020 and put the facilities in service by September 2021. (FERC docket CP19-495)

Summit Midstream is focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets in unconventional shale resource basins in the continental U.S.