Mexico’s pipeline imports of U.S. natural gas should continue to grow over the coming years even in the most conservative demand scenarios, experts agreed this week at the US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum.

The power sector is driving demand growth currently, a trend that is likely to continue in the immediate term as state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) expands its fleet of combined-cycle gas turbine plants, energy consultant Guillermo Turrent told the gathering in San Antonio, TX.

Turrent, who is the general manager of Energy and Infrastructure Advisors, highlighted that CFE imports 100% of its gas supply, and company gas imports peaked around 5 Bcf/d last summer. 

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