Inside Cenagas: An Exclusive NGI Special Report with Cenagas Director General David Madero (published Sept. 26, 2016)


Madero sat down with NGI's Mexico City correspondent Dwight Dyer to talk about the progress and plans for the build-out of Mexico's natural gas system under Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural (Cenagas), two years after its separation from Pemex.

In this 7-page exclusive report, NGI's veteran journalists and analysts bring you closer than ever to the major pipelines and players that continue to shape the Mexican gas market - straight from the source.


The Creation of Mexico's Natural Gas Pipeline Network

Mexico Infrastructure Meeting Demand, Opening New Markets

Integrating, Operating and Securing Mexico's Natural Gas Grid

Referenced in the Report:
Cenagas | Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) | Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE) | FERC | Mexican Petroleum Institute | Mexican Natural Gas Association | Naco-Hermosillo System | National Agency for Safety, Energy and Environment of Mexico (ASEA) | PHMSA | Pemex | Ramones Pipelines | Sempra Energy/IENova | South Texas-Tuxpan Pipeline | Tamaulipas Pipeline | TransCanada

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Learn Critical Details on:

  • How Cenagas is gradually taking over functions from Pemex
  • Plans for expanding the network, by Cenagas and private parties
  • Details on projections for Mexico's pipeline capacity
  • Why an undersea pipeline from the U.S. to Mexico Makes Sense

Cenagas Director General David Madero provides details on:

  • Mapping out areas where demand will grow
  • Renovating the old Pemex system
  • Identifying the best places for in-ground storage
  • Filling in with LNG storage as a reliability bridge
  • Focusing on potential growth areas for natural gas

"If you're getting in now, it's going to cost you. Besides the legacy owners, new money is backing ventures at a rapid pace."

"Cenagas is working with the Mexican Petroleum Institute and international consultants to identify where we can store gas; where it makes sense, given porosity and permeability constraints and where it is economically rational. If it makes economic sense perhaps there could be opportunities for private companies..."

"There have been instances where thieves, thinking they were tapping a Pemex oil pipeline, have drilled into a natural gas pipeline instead, with predictable results."

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