Oneok Inc. is aiming to take a final investment decision (FID) by the middle of this year on the 2.8 Bcf/d Saguaro Connector natural gas pipeline. 

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project’s Presidential Permit in February.

Saguaro Connector would transport Permian Basin natural gas to the U.S.-Mexico border. From there, it would connect with the Sierra Madre pipeline planned by Mexico Pacific Ltd. LLC, and onto Mexico Pacific’s proposed Saguaro Energía LNG export terminal in Puerto Libertad, Sonora.

Although it has secured several high-profile offtakers, Mexico Pacific has yet to reach FID on the liquefaction terminal. 

Saguaro Connector is “the most economic route” for U.S. liquefied natural gas to reach the Asia Pacific market,...