MPLX LP is bumping up its capital spending by $50 million in 2023 to work toward debottlenecking pipeline constraints and expanding gathering and processing (G&P) capacity in the Permian Basin, as well as the Bakken and Marcellus shales.

MPLX has set aside $800 million of growth capital for the year, with another $150 million earmarked for maintenance.

In the Logistics and Storage business unit, the midstream company is working with its partners to expand Permian takeaway with the addition of three compressor stations along the Whistler Pipeline. The additions would boost pipeline capacity to 2.5 Bcf/d from 2.0 Bcf/d, with in-service targeted for the third quarter.

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