HEP proposes new pipeline from Webb County, Texas, to Monterrey, Mexico

Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC (HEP) plans to develop the Nueva Era Pipeline, a 200-mile, 30-inch natural gas pipeline connecting its existing Webb County Hub in Webb County, Texas, to Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico, and the Mexican National Pipeline System (Sistema Nacional de Gasoductos) in Monterrey.

HEP is accepting nonbinding indications of interest for hub and transportation services on the Nueva Era system until July 17 at 5 p.m. CDT. Expected to be in-service in July 2017, the Nueva Era pipeline, which will be developed in conjunction with HEP’s Mexican partner, will provide transportation service for up to 600 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from South Texas to Escobedo, Nuevo León, near Monterrey. It will connect producers in South Texas directly with end users in Mexico, creating access to multiple growing markets.  

HEP expects transportation service rates from the US-Mexico border to Escobedo to be between US$0.13 and US$0.20 per thousand cubic feet, subject to the shipper’s required term, level of service, and volume commitment, and pursuant to all Mexican legal requirements, including a Comisión Reguladora de Energía transportation permit.

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