Oneok Inc. is seeking a federal permit that would facilitate exports of Permian Basin natural gas to Mexico, the firm said Tuesday.


Oneok’s Saguaro Connector Pipeline subsidiary filed a Presidential Permit application with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) “to construct and operate facilities for the exportation of natural gas at a new international border crossing at the U.S. and Mexico border in Hudspeth County, TX.”

The facilities would connect upstream with the proposed 155-mile, 48-inch diameter Saguaro Connector Pipeline.

The roughly 2.8 Bcf/d Saguaro Connector, if sanctioned and completed, would originate at the Waha hub in Pecos County, TX, Oneok said. The idea would be to export Permian gas from Oneok’s existing WestTex intrastate pipeline...