Mexican steelmakers want to supply pipelines

Oct 29, 2012 | 08:57 AM | Rodrigo Alonso

Tags  Mexican steelmakers, pipeline projects, Senar, Mexican Secretariat of Energy, Canacero, Los Ramones, Pemex, Petroleos Mexicanos Sempra International

MEXICO CITY — Steelmakers in Mexico have asked the government to enable them to supply steel to several state pipeline projects with total investments that could exceed $8.6 billion over the next five years.

The pipelines, eight in total, will stretch for about 3,107 miles across Mexico, according to a report issued last week by the Mexican Secretariat of Energy (Sener), "Perspective on the Natural Gas Market 2012-2026."

The projects will demand tens of thousands of tonnes of steel products. The Los Ramones pipeline alone will need some 400,000 tonnes of steel pipe and will cost $2.5 billion, Mexican steel association Canacero told AMM sister publication Steel First last week.....

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