Several new pipeline projects will substantially increase the
amount of natural gas Mexico imports from Texas, according to
an executive at state-owned energy firm Petróleos
Mexicanos SA de CV (Pemex).
Three pipelines, which
will run through Reynosa and Arguelles in the state of
Tamaulipas and through Monterrey in Nuevo León state,
are expected to boost natural gas imports by 150 percent, said
Jorge de la Huerta Moreno, senior vice president for natural
gas at Pemex. They are expected to be completed within 12 to 14
More pipeline projects
under construction, such as the Agua Dulce and Ramones
projects, will increase imports even more dramatically over the
next 18 to 36 months, he said.
state-owned energy and electricity firms have launched several
pipeline projects in recent months. Inadequate infrastructure
forced Pemex to issue 109 "critical alerts" to its industrial
customers in 2012.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.