ONEOK Plans 1.7 Billion CF/D Quick Expansion of Permian, Panhandle, OK Pipelines

July 3, 2018


Expansions to its natural gas pipelines were announced last week by Tulsa’s ONEOK Inc., including Permian Basin and Texas Panhandle lines.

The company is calling for a total increase of 1.7 billion cubic feet per day in two of the most active production areas, to quickly create new options and takeaway capacity for natural gas producers and processors — and ONEOK is talking about the possibility of even more takeaway projects.

An expansion of 150 million cf/d is planned for the 2,200-mile WesTex Transmission system running from the Permian to interstate delivery points in the Texas Panhandle, with possible additional expansion of up to 450 million cf/d as part of a followup open season soliciting interest, with completion expected by the first quarter of next year.

Also planned is a 150 million cubic feet per day expansion of the ONEOK Gas Transportation system from two processing plants in the SCOOP and STACK plays to an interstate delivery point in Eastern Oklahoma, with completion expected by the end of this year.

Then there’s open season on a planned project to turn the Roadrunner Gas Transmission line into a bi-directional pipeline between the Delaware Basin and the Waha area, with an additional 750 million cf/d of eastbound transmission from the Basin to Waha to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.

The company said the planned expansions already include multiple firm commitments.

ONEOK president and CEO Terry K. Spencer added that, “We also continue active discussions with shippers in these areas regarding additional natural gas takeaway solutions that ONEOK could provide.”