Trans-Pecos Pipeline Project

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Overview

The Trans-Pecos Pipeline is a Texas intrastate pipeline designed to transport 1.4 billion cubic feet per day of clean-burning natural gas as part of an agreement with Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Mexico’s federal electricity commission. The Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service as scheduled on March 31, 2017.

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners is responsible for operating the 148-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline which originates at the Waha Hub outside Fort Stockton, Texas in northern Pecos County and terminates custody at the U.S.-Mexico boundary near Presidio, Texas. The pipeline presently includes six delivery taps along the route in Texas for local economic development opportunities.

The Trans-Pecos pipeline provides new market outlets for domestically produced clean-burning natural gas, thereby encouraging continued production in the U.S. energy sector.

Additionally, the Trans-Pecos Pipeline entered into a cooperative effort to help West Texas Gas and the City of Presidio offset construction costs of a new pipeline that will connect to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline and deliver natural gas to the newly established Presidio Industrial Park. The new lateral pipeline is expected to be in service by June 2017.

Approximate Mileage Per County:
Pecos: 47 miles      Brewster: 34 miles      Presidio: 67 miles


Prior to construction, the Trans-Pecos Pipeline completed surveys of the area as part of its process to identify the desired route that creates safe and reliable transmission infrastructure. To accomplish this, we performed civil, environmental and endangered species surveys.

The 148-mile pipeline originates at the Waha Hub outside of Fort Stockton in northern Pecos County where there is one compressor station providing all necessary horsepower for the entire route. The pipeline presently includes delivery taps along its route in Central West Texas and terminates custody at the U.S.-Mexico boundary near Presidio, Texas.

Project Schedule

Trans-Pecos Pipeline Sends Application to Texas Railroad Commission: February 2015

Landowner Notifications Sent and Land Surveys Begin: March 2015

Trans-Pecos Pipeline Receives Texas Railroad Commission T-4 Permit: April 2015

Project Open Houses Conducted Along Route: April 2015

Representatives Speak at County Commissioner Meetings: April and May 2015

Trans-Pecos Pipeline Submits Presidential Permit to FERC: June 1, 2015

Town Hall Presentation in Presidio, TX: July 7, 2015, 5-7pm

Town Hall Presentation in Alpine, TX: July 8, 2015, 5-7pm

Trans-Pecos Pipeline Receives FERC Presidential Permit: May 2016

Start of Pipeline Construction: May 2016

In Service: March 31, 2017

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