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.

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners is responsible for constructing and operating the 148-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline which will originate at the Waha Hub outside Fort Stockton, Texas in northern Pecos County. The pipeline will include delivery locations for local towns and utilities in Central West Texas and terminate custody at the U.S.-Mexico boundary near Presidio, Texas.

The Trans-Pecos pipeline will provide new market outlets for domestically produced clean-burning natural gas, thereby encouraging continued production in the U.S. energy sector. Construction is anticipated to start by Q1 2016 and the project is expected to be in service by the end of Q1 2017.

Thank you for your interest in the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. If you have questions about the project, please contact the project’s toll-free number at 1-800-321-7423.

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


The Trans-Pecos Pipeline has begun surveying the area as part of its process to identify the desired route that creates safe and reliable transmission infrastructure. To accomplish this, we are performing civil, environmental and endangered species surveys.

As currently planned, the 148-mile pipeline will originate at the Waha Hub outside of Fort Stockton in northern Pecos County where there will be one compressor station providing all necessary horsepower for the entire route. The pipeline will include delivery locations with local towns and utilities in Central West Texas and terminate 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

Anticipated In Service: March 2017

Quick Facts

  • Approximately 148 miles of 42" diameter pipeline.
  • Approximately $7.1 million will be paid in total annual ad valorem taxes to the three counties traversed.
  • Will create approximately 350 construction and labor jobs.
  • Additional revenue to local communities along the route via use of goods and services.
  • Seeking permanent easements of 50 feet with temporary easements of an additional 75 feet during construction.
  • Landowners will be compensated for both permanent and temporary easements.
  • The pipeline will be buried a minimum of 48”. May be deeper in some areas.
  • The preliminary pipeline route will follow existing power lines and railroads where feasible in order to reduce the pipeline’s impact on the surrounding areas.
  • Initial plans do not include compression beyond the point of origination, resulting in no noise or odors along the route.
  • There will be no lighting along the mainline route corridor. Any safety lighting required will comply with all outdoor lighting ordinances. Dark Skies will be further protected by only conducting construction during daylight hours.
  • Will benefit air quality in the region by replacing Northern Mexico's fuel source with clean-burning natural gas. Northern Mexico's power generation plants currently produce harmful greenhouse gases from burning diesel, coal and wood.
  • We have provided at our cost six delivery points (taps) along the route in Texas for local communities to take advantage of the economic development opportunities—3 taps in Presidio County, 2 in Pecos County and 1 in Brewster County.

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