WhiteWater Midstream LLC said Thursday it has acquired Sendero Midstream’s roughly 24-mile, 400 MMcf/d Gateway interstate natural gas pipeline.

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Gateway transports dry gas from processing plants in Eddy County, NM, to an interconnection with WhiteWater’s Agua Blanca intrastate pipeline system in West Texas.

WhiteWater and partner MPLX LP recently completed a 1.8 Bcf/d expansion of Agua Blanca, bringing the system’s Permian Basin takeaway capacity to more than 3 Bcf/d.

Agua Blanca connects to nearly 20 gas processing sites in the Permian’s Delaware sub-basin. The system transports gas to the Waha hub from Culberson, Loving, Reeves, Pecos, Winkler and Ward counties in Texas, as well as Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico.

After the Agua Blanca expansion, WhiteWater held an open season from April to May to gauge interest in 2 Bcf of capacity at the Waha Gas Storage facility in Pecos County.

The Permian rig count stood at 237 as of Wednesday (Aug. 25), up nine week/week, according to data from Enverus. The U.S. rig count as a whole was up 115% to 587 units versus the same time a year ago.

The Energy Information Administration, meanwhile, expects Permian natural gas production to rise by 72 MMcf/d in September versus August to average 18.02 Bcf/d.