Mexico’s natural gas demand will be driven by its power and industrial sectors through 2037, according to a report from Mexico’s energy ministry Sener.

The report, Prospectiva de Gas Natural 2023-2037, is a planning instrument to help with “the design of the integral national strategy around natural gas,” Sener said. It would be part of the government’s plan of strengthening state companies Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), in conjunction with “complementary collaboration with private initiative.”

Sener sees Mexico natural gas demand rising slightly over the next two years to 8.834 Bcf/d in 2025, from around 8.758 Bc/d this year. It would then plateau at around 8.3 Bcf/d through 2037.

The agency forecasts drastic drops in...