Mexico’s Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural (Cenagas) has launched its first open season for firm natural gas transport capacity since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office in 2018.


Cenagas, the independent operator of Mexico’s Sistrangas national pipeline network, is offering shippers 22.1 MMcf/d of uninterruptible capacity on the existing Valtierrilla-Cárdenas natural gas pipeline.

The 24-inch diameter pipeline stretches about 275 miles from Valtierrilla, Guanajuato, to Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

The pipeline’s capacity as originally designed was 248.6 MMcf/d, of which 188.1 MMcf/d is currently contracted on a firm basis. However, following completion of the new Patzcuaro compressor station, contracted firm...