Mexico’s state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has more than doubled the utilization rate of its natural gas pipelines since the current government took over in 2018, according to energy minister Rocío Nahle. 


Nahle addressed Mexico’s senate energy committee on Thursday (Dec. 8) about the state of the sector.

CFE is Mexico’s largest natural gas marketer and a major consumer of gas itself. Nahle said the state firm is using about 53% of its contracted pipeline capacity now, up from 21% in 2018.

CFE has anchored a massive buildout of gas pipelines over the last decade in an effort to secure fuel supply from the United States amid stagnant domestic production.

Nahle said that new infrastructure and interconnections have allowed CFE to market...