TC Energy, IEnova Say Mexican Gas Pipeline Completed
Gulf Maritime Infrastructure, a joint venture of Canada’s TC Energy and Sempra Energy’s Nova Energy Infrastructure (IEnova), said June 11 it has completed the US$2.5bn South Texas-Tuxpan natural gas pipeline.
The 772-km (480-mile) pipeline runs offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, from near Brownsville, Texas to Altamira, Mexico, near the city of Tampico in the state of Tamaulipas, and from there to Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz, increasing Mexico’s natural gas import capacity by as much as 40%. It will deliver up to 2.6bn ft3/day of natural gas to power generating stations, industrial users and urban centres.
On land, the pipeline will connect with TC Energia’s Tamazunchale and Tula pipelines and with Mexico’s Integrated Natural Gas Transportation and Storage System, known as Sistrangas.
“Mexico is benefited by a geographic location that allows it to have access to some of the lowest natural gas prices in the world,” said Robert Jones, president of TC Energia, the Mexican subsidiary of TC Energy. “The gas pipeline represents a key element for the country's energy security, since, through its interconnections, it will be able to supply natural gas to regions in central and southern Mexico.”