The past year marked a renewed sense of collaboration between Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and private sector energy firms, resulting in the sanctioning of new natural gas infrastructure projects and agreements to advance stalled ones.

Meanwhile, Mexico’s pipeline natural gas imports from the United States were down year/year during summer, which is typically Mexico’s high-demand season for gas.

U.S. pipeline flows to Mexico averaged 6.05 Bcf/d in July 2022, down from 6.37 Bcf/d in July 2021, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

This trend is due in part to “an apparent structural recovery in Mexican dry gas output that, since last summer and despite the persisting short-term volatility, has led to stronger...