Howard Energy Company is ready-set-go to nearly double throughput capacity of its South Texas natural gas pipeline system—and that’s welcome news for producers in the Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk.

Reese Energy Consulting today is following the latest news from San Antonio-based Howard and its joint venture, Dos Caminos, which have announced expansion projects on the South Texas system to increase capacity from the current 1 BCFD to almost 2 BCFD. With JV partner Eagle Ford Midstream, Dos Caminos gathers, processes, and transports gas from the Webb County area to the Agua Dulce Hub, LNG export terminals on the Gulf, and into Monterrey, Mexico.

Howard Energy operates 1,221 miles of gas and crude pipelines in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as processing plants, liquid storage terminals, a deepwater port, and rail facilities. The company in February entered a partnership with Talos Energy to pursue CCS opportunities with the Port of Corpus Christi that would initially sequester an annual 1.0–1.5 million metric tons of CO2 and store underground 50-100 million metric tons. Howard’s Port Arthur Renewable Diesel Terminal at Valero’s refinery is expected to go online next year.