The Rio Bravo Pipeline (RBPL) project is comprised of twin 42-inch pipelines that share rights of way along a 137.5-mile route from the Agua Dulce area to Brownsville, Texas. The project includes three 180,000-horsepower compressor stations, six mainline valve sites with two valves per location (one for each pipeline), four metering sites housing a total of six meter stations, and other ancillary facilities.
The RBPL project will originate in Kleberg and Jim Wells Counties, Texas, and will terminate at the delivery point adjacent to NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) project.
The RBPL project is designed to allow for interconnection with various unaffiliated intrastate and interstate natural gas pipelines at multiple receipt points. At full build-out, the RBPL project will have a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1,480 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) and deliverability of up to 4.5 Bcf/d. The proposed in-service dates for the RBPL project will be phased to meet the required operational needs of the RGLNG project.
For additional information, please refer the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) website, where NextDecade’s application and subsequent filings are available under docket number CP16-455 (RBPL). Information regarding the RGLNG project is available under docket number CP16-454.