Outlook for pipeline development in Mexico

CFE and Pemex push for new projects in advance of the Energy Reform

This report offers an outlook for pipeline projects in Mexico, with attention given to CFE’s initial five natural gas projects in northern Mexico. The point of departure is the presentation made by CFE’s Guillermo Turrent in Houston on April 23, 2014. Other pipeline ideas are mentioned, such as Pemex’s trans-isthmian project and a gas pipeline from Chiapas to Guatemala.

The report offers a critique of the market architecture in Mexico for natural gas, and express concerns regarding the mixed signals about the future in which open access and secondary markets might appear in Mexico, with a price hub inside the country.

This report draws on the presentation and discussion at the CRE pipeline conference that was held in Houston on April 23, 2014.

Page 1 of this report with enlarged map may be downloaded here.

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Mexico Energy Intelligence

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.