Mexico’s natural gas market remains intact and competitive near the end of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador presidency, according to experts who spoke last week in San Antonio, TX.

At the US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum, former Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) chairman Guillmero Garcia Alcocer said “it’s a very alive, very intense” natural gas market in Mexico right now.

He said there were 28 marketers actively buying and selling natural gas in Mexico, with 350 separate transactions recorded in August. He said the market developed with the “same philosophy and logic” as the United States, with open access on pipelines established in 2017.

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