The CEO of Mexico’s state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Manuel Bartlett Díaz, is calling on the firm to “resolve the problem” of unused natural gas transport capacity on its U.S. and Mexico pipelines, according to a recent update.


Through subsidiaries CFE International LLC (CFEi) and CFEnergía, CFE sources gas from the United States to supply its growing fleet of gas-fired power plants, as well as third-party customers in Mexico.

To reach Bartlett’s goal, Miguel Reyes, who heads both subsidiaries, last week (Feb. 9) unveiled a “new model of national sovereignty and security,” with the objective of ensuring gas supply to Mexico “at competitive prices” for CFE power plants and industrial consumers.

As of this month, U.S.-based CFEi is...