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Energy Transfer: Comanche Trail, Trans-Pecos Officially In Service

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) said Wednesday that the Trans-Pecos and Comanche Trail pipelines, as well as the Trans-Pecos Pipeline WAHA Header are officially in service. The West Texas pipelines carry natural gas to the Mexico border.

Both pipelines and the WAHA Header are owned by affiliates of ETP, Carso Energy Corp. and MasTec Inc. as part of long-term agreements with Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad, to transport gas from the Waha Hub in Pecos County, TX, to the Texas-Mexico border.

Comanche Trail and the WAHA Header went into service, as scheduled, on Jan. 30, ETP said Wednesday. The 42-inch diameter intrastate pipeline traverses 195 miles through Pecos, Reeves, Culberson, Hudspeth, and El Paso counties to the Texas-Mexico border in San Elizario, TX, just south of El Paso.

Comanche Trail Pipeline is designed to transport 1.1 Bcf/d and currently has seven delivery taps along its route.

The WAHA Header, located near the Waha Hub, is designed to accommodate 6 Bcf/d of gas and connects to more than 10 natural gas pipelines.

Trans-Pecos went into service, as scheduled, on March 31, ETP said. The 148-mile, 42-inch diameter intrastate pipeline traverses Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties and terminates at the Texas border near Presidio, TX. The pipeline is designed to transport 1.4 Bcf/d of gas and currently includes six local delivery taps along its route.

Trans-Pecos recently struck an agreement to help West Texas Gas and the City of Presidio offset construction costs of a pipeline that will connect to Trans-Pecos and deliver gas to the newly established Presidio Industrial Park. The lateral pipeline is expected to be in service by June.

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