On September 5th, 2018 Kinder Morgan and EagleClaw Midstream announced that they have authorized $2 billion for the construction of the Permian Highway Pipeline Project. The pipeline will transport natural gas 430 miles from Fort Stockton in west Texas, to Katy, Texas near Houston. The Permian Highway Pipeline project is expected to carry up to 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day through a 42-inch pipeline.
Allen Fore, Vice President of Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan, stated that the pipeline will be buried at least four feet deep, and will require the pipeline company to purchase 50 foot easements from landowners, in addition to 25 to 50 feet work easements. Kinder Morgan also stated that construction on the project should begin in the fall of 2019, and become operational the following year. The pipeline company is already working on the construction of the $1.7 billion Gulf Coast Express pipeline, also running from the Permian Basin to Gulf of Mexico.