The owners of the Double E natural gas pipeline have asked federal regulators for permission to begin construction on the 135-mile Permian Basin conduit.

In a Monday filing, Double E Pipeline LLC asked FERC to approve the start of construction by Friday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized the pipeline in October.

Project backer Summit Midstream Partners LP sanctioned Double E in June 2019, with an eye on moving 1.35 Bcf/d from the Permian’s Delaware sub-basin to the Waha hub in West Texas and beyond.

The midstreamer moved forward with the project after securing “sufficient” binding commitments for long-term, firm transportation service. Summit Permian Transmission LLC held an open season for Double E in 2018 to test support for service to various...