WhiteWater Midstream (WWM) and MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) today announced the substantial completion of a 1.8 billion cubic-feet-per-day (Bcf/d) expansion of their joint venture Agua Blanca pipeline system. Testing and commissioning of the expansion will begin this month, and the system is anticipated to be brought into full service in early 2021.

The Agua Blanca system is connected to almost 20 gas processing sites in the Delaware Basin and is currently transporting gas produced in Culberson, Loving, Reeves, Pecos, Winkler and Ward counties in Texas, and Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico, to the Waha Hub. The Agua Blanca expansion includes a 42-inch diameter trunk line that more than doubles system capacity to over 3 Bcf/d while providing significant incremental takeaway capacity for plants servicing Texas and New Mexico gas producers.

“We are excited to bring this expansion into service ahead of schedule while continuing to provide reliable and transparent transportation services to producers and processors in Texas and New Mexico,” said WhiteWater Chief Executive Officer Christer Rundlof. “WWM remains committed to developing premier Permian basin residue assets as markets normalize and growth resumes.”