Whistler Pipeline LLC, which would move up to 2 Bcf/d from the Permian Basin to South Texas and beyond, on Friday launched a binding open season to secure commitments for the remaining capacity.

The 42-inch diameter pipeline, sanctioned in June, is to transport gas supply from the Waha hub in West Texas across 450 miles to the Agua Dulce hub in South Texas near Corpus Christi.

Whistler would have a direct connection to the 1.4 Bcf/d Agua Blanca Pipeline, which crosses through the heart of the Permian Delaware sub-basin, including portions of West Texas in Culberson, Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Winkler and Ward counties. An expansion of Agua Blanca sanctioned a few days ago would bring total capacity to more than 3 Bcf/d.

Whistler also is to include a 50-mile, 36-inch diameter lateral to provide connectivity for gas processors in the Permian Midland sub-basin.

In South Texas, Whistler would have access to the Nueces Header and along a northern extension through Corpus Christi to the Houston Ship Channel to serve markets along the Texas coast.

Whistler sponsors said they have contracted for all of the 42-inch and 36-inch steel pipeline to complete the project. Whistler also is on schedule to complete a survey along the planned route and acquire permits for a scheduled summer 2021 inservice date, the sponsors said. Construction is set to begin in 2020.

The open season is to continue through Dec. 16. Contact Whistler via email for questions.

Sponsors are MPLX LP, WhiteWater Midstream and a joint venture between Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and West Texas Gas Inc.