Mexico’s decision to construct LNG plants to export natural gas may risk the country’s energy security and may be more costly than beneficial, a research associate at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) told NGI’s Mexico GPI.

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“I think that there is a risk that these projects represent a burden for Mexico’s energy security, in which case, the costs may outweigh the benefits for local businesses, energy companies and the regular Mexican energy consumer,” Diego Rivera Rivota said of the country’s plans to re-export U.S. natural gas to foreign markets. 

Of seven export projects now planned, “only two projects are actually under construction at the moment and, in my opinion, it will be very complicated that most of these projects actually...