Valley Crossing Pipeline LLC has begun construction on its Border Crossing Project, the Houston-based Enbridge Inc. subsidiary said in a filing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The project is a 1,000-foot stretch of 42-inch diameter pipeline that would extend from a point in Texas state waters, about 30 miles east of Brownsville, to the international border with the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Rough weather in the nearby Gulf of Mexico had delayed the start of construction of a portion of the project. Valley Crossing received FERC authorization to begin construction of the Border Crossing Project three months ago.
Vaquero Midstream LLC has begun processing rich natural gas through its second Caymus cryogenic processing plant in the Permian Basin with 200 MMcf/d of capacity. Caymus II joins twin processor Caymus I, commissioned in 2016, both part of the Caymus Natural Gas Processing Facility in Pecos County, TX. The plants, which have more than 135 miles of gathering pipelines, are anchored by long-term volume and acreage commitments from producers working in the Delaware sub-basin. The Lariat 24- and 30-inch diameter system traverses West Texas in Pecos, Reeves, Ward and Loving counties supported with more than 43,000 hp of field compression.