Mexico opens gas infrastructure capacity to bidders

21 Jul 2017   Mexico

Mexico’s government announced it held its first auction to access capacity to natural gas infrastructure as part of the country’s sweeping energy reforms. Hundreds of companies placed bids to access the capacity in the estimated 6,000 miles of natural gas pipelines in the country. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, demand exceeds available capacity on the pipeline system. “Companies expressed high interest in cross-border interconnections with flows from southern Texas to Mexico on both private and CENAGAS-operated transmission pipelines,” EIA stated . CENEGAS is the Spanish-language abbreviation for Mexico’s National Center for Natural Gas Control. In a profile, the EIA said Mexican reform efforts enacted by President Enrique Peña Nieto could eventually sway internal market dynamics, but for […]

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