Mexican steel pipe producer Tubacero SA de CV will supply the
48-inch diameter pipes for the first phase of the 73-mile Los
Ramones natural gas pipeline project being constructed by
state-owned oil and gas company Petróleos Mexicanos SA
de CV (Pemex).
project will run from the northern border of Tamaulipas state
to Los Ramones, in Nuevo León state, Gasoductos de
Chihuahua S de RL de CV, a subsidiary of Pemex Gas & Basic
Petrochemicals, said this week.
The first phase will
have an initial natural gas capacity of 1 billion cubic feet
per day and will start up in December 2014.
Capacity will increase
to 2.1 billion cubic feet per day from the end of 2015, when
the second phase of Los Ramones is expected to come into
operation, Pemex said in July.
Overall, the Ramones
pipeline will need some 400,000 tonnes of steel pipe and will
cost about $2.5 billion, Mexican steel association Canacero has
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel