Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process.

Cenagas has announced an important open season on the Sistrangas pipeline network, of which it is operator.

An open season is an opportunity for users to take advantage of newly available transportation capacity on the nation’s main pipeline system. All interested parties can participate. The evaluation criteria that will be used is in accordance with industry practices and is open and competitive.

Some things still need to be ironed out. Before the open season announced this October 3, Cenagas conducted a process to place 22 MMcf/d on the Valtierrilla-Lázaro...