Midcoast Energy Resources said Midcoast del Bajio has been
awarded a permit by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission to
build a 59-mile, 16-inch diameter gas pipeline in the Bajio region
in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. The line will run
from an interconnection with a Pemex near Valtierrilla to Leon and
will provide gas transportation services to parts of central Mexico
that currently do not have access to gas. Midcoast del Bajio will
hold an open season from July 16 to July 26 for firm transportation
capacity on the proposed pipeline. And a series of informational
meetings will be held jointly with Pemex to answer questions from
potential transportation customers and other interested parties.
The meetings will be held on June 24 in Irapuato, Guanajuato at the
Hotel Parador del Rio and on June 25 in Leon, Guanajuato at the
Fiesta Americana Hotel.
Chesapeake Utilities Corp. said it is expanding Central Florida
Gas' natural gas distribution system into Citrus County, FL,
sixty-five miles north of Tampa. The first five miles of the new
system were put into service this week. "The interest in natural
gas as an energy alternative has been very strong," said
Chesapeake's Tom Geoffroy. In 1992, Florida Gas Transmission
constructed a natural gas line through Citrus County. Seven years
later, Central Florida Gas successfully completed the first phase
of the distribution link to Florida Gas' mainline. By the first
quarter of next year, the backbone system linking Crystal River,
Homossassa Springs, Lecanto and Inverness is targeted for
completion. About 35 miles of new pipe will be added.
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