San Diego-based Sempra Energy‘s Mexico-based unit Infraestructura Energetica Nova, SAB de CV (IEnova) has completed its acquisition of a 50% interest in a group of energy pipelines and an associated storage terminal from Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (see Daily GPI, Sept. 22). IEnova paid $1.14 billion to buy out interest in the Gasoductos de Chihuahua joint venture.

Impulsora Pipeline LLC has asked FERC for authorization to begin construction of U.S.-Mexico border crossing facilities now that it has received the final regulatory authorization necessary from the International Boundary and Water Commission. The company wants to begin construction on Monday (Oct. 3). In June the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved amendments to an authorization it previously granted Impulsora for the border crossing facilities in support of its pipeline project to carry natural gas from the Eagle Ford Shale to markets in Mexico [CP16-70] (see Daily GPI, June 17; July 2, 2014; Shale Daily, May 15).