With demand strong and production poised to rise through this year, Whistler Pipeline is expanding its infrastructure and capacity in the Permian Basin, co-owner WhiteWater Midstream LLC said Tuesday.


WhiteWater said Whistler’s mainline capacity would be expanded to about 2.5 Bcf/d – up from 2.0 Bcf/d now — through the planned installation of three new compressor stations. The added stations are scheduled to be in service by September 2023.

Whistler, a 450-mile, 42-inch intrastate pipeline that transports natural gas from the Waha hub in the Permian Basin to Agua Dulce, TX, provides direct access to South Texas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities on the Gulf Coast.

U.S. LNG facilities have been running near capacity for much of 2022. Strong buying from Asia...