U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico, most of which cross the border via pipeline, have continued to increase in 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).


Mexico imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), meanwhile, have declined every month since March, according to EIA, as pipeline infrastructure comes online offering cheaper alternatives.

In early October, Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) announced the long-awaited start of commercial operations on Fermaca’s 886 MMcf/d Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara (VAG) pipeline system.

VAG is the final leg of Fermaca’s larger Waha-to-Guadalajara or “Wahalajara” system, which transports gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the industrial center of Guadalajara...