Mexico advances gas infrastructure build-out

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Five inter-connection projects would be linked to a planned floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and also to the national pipeline network. Two further interconnectors are being built by Cenagas and the CRE to ease natural gas shortages in the southeast, namely on the Mayakan pipeline serving consumers on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The other key project is a 390 MMcf/d link to the planned Pajaritos FSRU venture led by state energy company Pemex at Coatzacoalcos in the state of Veracruz.

A tender is being conducted for the charter for three to five years of an FSRU LNG vessel and the construction of a 14-kilometres pipeline connected to the national network. According to Cenagas, “any new capacity will be made available to the market through an open season.”