New Pipeline System Coming to the Eagle Ford

Texas Pipeline Map: Provided by Energy Information Administration

Texas Pipeline Map: Provided by Energy Information Administration

McMullen County, in the heart of the Eagle Ford shale play, will be the site of a new gathering pipeline system soon.

More Texas Pipelines Needed

Houston-based EVX Midstream Partners plans to construct and operate the pipeline to serve producers in the Eagle Ford region of south Texas.

This initiative, expected to be in service by Q2, will expand the company's Eagle Ford operations significantly.

We are pleased to continue executing our multi commodity development plans in the Eagle Ford. This new-build large diameter gathering system complements our existing assets, adds a substantial long-term acreage dedication to our portfolio and will ultimately allow us to serve a broader base of customers.
— Herb Chambers IV, President and CEO of EVX

The pipeline system will cover over approximately 20,000 acres and will connect to the Eagle Ford JV Pipeline. CEO, Herb Chambers, said the company is evaluating additional growth opportunities in the Eagle Ford. 

Earlier this year, analysts were speculating that Texas would need additional pipeline infrastructure to handle the increased production streaming from the Permian Basin.  

Texas Pipeline Facts (EIA):

  • Texas is the top ranked natural gas consuming State.
  • Intrastate pipelines in Texas account for 45,000 of the 58,600 miles of natural gas pipelines in the State.
  • The largest intrastate pipelines in Texas are Enterprise Texas Pipeline Company (8,750 miles) and the Energy Transfer Partners LP (8,800 miles).
  • The intrastate network in Texas has experienced significant growth over the past several years as a result of increased demand for pipeline capacity caused by the rapid development and expansion of natural gas production in the Barnett Shale Formation.
  • New pipelines have been built, and expansions to existing ones undertaken, to meet increased demand.