Cogent Midstream announced that it will construct an approximately 25-mile pipeline that will deliver residue gas from its Big Lake Natural Gas Processing Complex located in Reagan County in the Midland Basin of West Texas to Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX Pipeline).

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Image: Cogent Midstream announces construction of new intrastate gas pipeline. Photo: Courtesy of Tobias Lindner from Pixabay.

In addition to the GCX Pipeline, Cogent’s residue pipeline is also expected to cross the proposed Permian Highway Pipeline and Whistler Pipeline projects. Cogent’s 20-inch pipeline is anticipated to come into service in the fourth quarter of 2019 and have a total capacity of approximately 400 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).

The pipeline’s in-service date coincides with Cogent’s fourth-quarter timeline for commissioning its Big Lake II natural gas cryogenic processing plant. Currently under construction, the Big Lake II Plant has the nameplate capacity to process 200 MMcf/d and will bring Cogent’s total processing capacity to approximately 510 MMcf/d.

“Cogent’s investments in the Big Lake II Plant and the residue gas pipeline to GCX continue to demonstrate the high level of commitment we’ve made to serving our customers. Both projects are designed to ensure that Cogent’s producers have the reliable service and optionality they need to efficiently move their volumes to growing markets and achieve the best possible netbacks,” said Cogent Midstream CEO Dennis J. McCanless.

Source: Company Press Release.