Howard Energy Partners, NextEra Energy Partners agree to develop JV
Howard Energy Partners and NextEra Energy Partners jointly announced that they entered into a joint venture to develop additional natural gas transportation opportunities in the Eagle Ford shale region of South Texas. The joint venture intends to market capacity on NextEra Energy Partners' Eagle Ford Midstream system and HEP's Eagle Ford Gathering system and to evaluate additional pipeline opportunities in an area of mutual interest, which includes Webb, Duval, Zapata, Dimmit, La Salle, McMullen, Live Oak and Jim Wells counties. HEP's existing EFG system, located in Webb County, consists of approximately 215 miles of lean gas gathering pipeline with approximately 1 billion cubic feet per day of throughput capacity. NextEra Energy Partners' existing EFM system is an approximately 150-mile, 30-inch and 16-inch lean gas transportation pipeline originating in La Salle County, spanning portions of McMullen, Duval, Jim Wells, and Nueces counties, and terminating at the Agua Dulce hub in Nueces County.