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Double E Pipeline gets US FERC nod to begin work on most of 135-mile route

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Project will link Permian supplies to Waha Hub

Spot prices lifted by below-average Texas temperatures

Houston — US regulators have given the go-ahead for work to begin on almost all of the route of the 135-mile Double E Pipeline that would link growing natural gas production areas in the Permian's Delaware Basin to delivery points near the Waha Hub in Texas.

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The 1.35 Bcf/d pipeline will interconnect with Kinder Morgan's Gulf Coast Express and Permian Highway Pipelines and Energy Transfer's Trans-Pecos Pipeline, allowing for increased delivery to downstream demand markets of Permian supplies that are forecast by S&P Global Platts Analytics to reach 15.5 Bcf/d in 2023.

Permian spot gas prices have been buoyant recently, lifted higher by a spate of below-average temperature days across Texas and the US Southeast. Cash Waha Hub reached a six-week high of $2.70/MMBtu on Jan. 13.

Part of the upward movement in the cash market has likely been due to the Jan. 1 entrance into commercial service of Permian Highway Pipeline, which flows gas from Waha east to the Katy-Houston area.

While PHP connects with a number of regional pipelines networks, including Enbridge's Texas Eastern Transmission and MidAmerican Energy's Northern Natural Gas, it provides the largest capacity addition to Kinder Morgan's El Paso Natural Gas pipeline system.

In a Jan. 12 letter to Double E Pipeline, which is owned by affiliates of Summit Midstream Partners and ExxonMobil, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said general construction could begin in all areas except for about two miles of the planned route. Work on the remaining route will need to be requested and approved separately, the letter said.

The pipeline received certificate approval from FERC on Oct. 15 by a 2-1 vote. Pushing back the targeted in-service while it was awaiting FERC approval, Double E last fall set a new target of placing the project into service in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Environmental groups filed a late motion to intervene in the FERC review last April, but the commission rejected the request.