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.


For Mexico, each summer is a test of its gas and electricity networks. Every year, the continuity of natural gas supply not only faces the effect of the growth in energy demand, it must also respond to seasonal peaks caused by the intensive use of air conditioning. From a public policy perspective, energy security means achieving smooth energy supply in extreme conditions.

When contrasting the prevailing conditions in 2023 with recent years, the natural gas industry in Mexico has experienced notable advances in the reliability of its gas supply. A more extensive...