Natural gas demand in Mexico stayed resilient through pandemic-ravaged 2020 compared to total energy demand, in line with trends seen globally, according to BP plc.

Mexico’s natural gas consumption dipped only 1.9% year/year to 3.11 exajoules in 2020, while the country’s total primary energy consumption plunged 14.2% to 6.48 exajoules, according to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2021.

The country’s natural gas production fell by 4.2% y/y to 30.1 Bcm. This is down 41% from 2010, when output totaled 51.2 Bcm.

Mexico’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell by 62.1% year/year (y/y) to 2.5 Bcm as imports from the United States via newly commissioned pipelines displaced LNG cargoes. 

Gas-fired power generation in Mexico fell by 2.5% y/y to 183.1 TWh....