Natural gas buyers in Mexico are nervous about supply and price shocks similar to Winter Storm Uri happening again this winter, experts said Monday at the U.S.-Mexico LDC Forum in San Antonio, TX.

Amid a historically tight global gas market, Mexico is more dependent than ever on pipeline imports from the United States, said NGI’s Christopher Lenton, senior editor for Mexico and Latin America, who keynoted day one of the conference.

The cold snap in February, which caused a 20% plunge in natural gas production in the south-central United States as power demand surged, showed the risks of Mexico’s dependence on U.S. gas supplies.

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