Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC (KMTP) is holding a nonbinding open season through April 20 for firm service on its proposed Gulf Coast Express Pipeline, which would provide an outlet for production from the Permian Basin to markets along the Texas Gulf Coast.

The project is designed to transport up to 1.7 million Dth/d through 430 miles of 42-inch diameter pipeline from the area near Waha, TX, to Agua Dulce, TX. The pipeline is expected to be in service during the second half of 2019, subject to shipper commitments.

Natural gas supply would be sourced from multiple locations, including existing receipt points along Kinder Morgan Inc.’s (KMI) KMTP and El Paso Natural Gas pipeline systems in the Permian Basin, a proposed interconnection with the Trans-Pecos Pipeline, and additional interconnections to both intrastate and interstate pipeline systems in the Waha area. The Trans-Pecos Pipeline, a project just completed by Energy Transfer Partners LP, is slated to enter service March 31.

Deliveries of gas into the Agua Dulce area would include points into KMTP’s existing Gulf Coast network, KMI-owned intrastate affiliates (KM Tejas and KM Border pipelines), the Spectra Energy Valley Crossing pipeline, the NET Mexico header, and multiple other intrastate and interstate natural gas pipelines.

KMI recently completed a nonbinding open season for capacity on its Border and Tejas pipelines.

“The Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project connects growing natural gas supplies in the Permian Basin with expanding markets for natural gas on the Texas Gulf Coast, including export markets via liquefied natural gas and deliveries into Mexico, while providing shippers flow assurance and margin enhancement through a wide variety of interconnecting pipelines,” said Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Midstream President Duane Kokinda.

“We believe Agua Dulce is a natural destination for incremental Permian production due to the existing and planned pipeline infrastructure in that area.”

For information on the open season, contact Dave Grisko, vice president of business development for KMI’s Natural Gas Midstream group, at, or (713) 369-9870.