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Q&A with Aldo Flores-Quiroga on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development
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Q&A with Aldo Flores-Quiroga on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

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March 27, 2020

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Q&A with Aldo Flores-Quiroga on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market.
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EIA Data Not Enough to Lift Prices as Natural Gas Market Weighs Virus Risks

  • April Nymex futures down 2.2 cents to $1.637/MMBtu
  • “In total, the net loss of demand from April 2020 through March 2021 is likely to reach nearly 1,600 Bcf...but could be significantly larger,” says EBW
  • Warmer-than-normal spring in Europe could “provide a sliver of support” for LNG market: Genscape
  • EIA-reported 29 Bcf withdrawal “looser in terms of supply/demand balances, which is to be expected as we move forward in the slowdown of the economy,” says Bespoke
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Sempra Still Bullish on Mexico LNG Export Project, but Pushes Back Sanctioning to 2Q

San Diego-based Sempra Energy executives remain confident that the Energía Costa Azul (ECA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Mexico’s Baja California will go ahead as planned despite the need to push back a final investment decision into the second quarter.
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Covid-19 Expected to Hit Demand, Supply as Natural Gas Futures Steady

  • BREAKING: EIA reports 29 Bcf withdrawal for week ending March 20, versus estimate ~25-30 Bcf
  • April Nymex futures up 0.6 cents to $1.659/MMBtu Wednesday
  • “Covid-19 is creating wholly unprecedented impacts across energy markets,” says Genscape’s Margolin
  • “If the impacts of the virus can be contained and we see improvement into summer, we see upside risks to prices rather easily”: Bespoke
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Mexico Oil, Natural Gas Output Inches Upward in February; Coming Months Less Certain

Crude oil production in Mexico rose for a fourth straight month in February, although the president indicated this week that the government would likely revise production goals downward for state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (aka Pemex) amid the current oil market turmoil.

Equities Gain Amid Hopes for Stimulus as Natural Gas Futures Follow Suit

  • April Nymex futures up 5.1 cents to $1.653/MMBtu
  • Natural gas prices supported by “hopes that Congress will pass a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package”: EBW
  • “Weather patterns remain to the bearish side, with only weak cool shots expected into the U.S. through the first week of April,” says NatGasWeather
  • “End-March inventories are subject to even greater demand risks than usual, which are increasing as unknowns continue to mount for the weeks at the end of the traditional withdrawal season and beyond”: Energy Aspects
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As Mexico Preached Austerity, CFE Added 2,386 Workers in 2019

Mexico cut thousands of government energy jobs to reduce spending last year, but the state-run utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) still added 2,386 employees, a sign experts say demonstrates the political sway of the electricity company’s CEO Manuel Bartlett, an ally of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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NGI's Bidweek Alert Day 3 - March 27th for April 2020
For more detailed information please download the Excel data file
FIXED RANGE BASIS RANGE
South Texas
Agua Dulce -- --
Florida Gas Zone 1 -- --
NGPL S. TX -- --
Tennessee Zone 0 South -- -0.1000 to -0.1000
Texas Eastern S. TX -- -0.0500 to -0.0500
Transco Zone 1 -- -0.0700 to -0.0700
East Texas
Carthage -- -0.1850 to -0.1850
Houston Ship Channel -- -0.0600 to -0.0600
Katy -- --
NGPL TexOk 1.445 to 1.450 -0.2100 to -0.1875
Tennessee Zone 0 North -- -0.1800 to -0.1700
Texas Eastern E. TX -- -0.2050 to -0.2050
Transco Zone 2 -- --
West Texas/SE New Mexico
El Paso Permian 0.120 to 0.950 --
El Paso - Keystone Pool 0.140 to 0.250 --
El Paso - Plains Pool 0.900 to 0.950 --
El Paso - Waha Pool 0.120 to 0.240 --
Transwestern 0.150 to 0.200 --
Transwestern - Central -- --
Transwestern - W. TX 0.150 to 0.200 --
Waha 0.070 to 0.260 --
Midwest
Alliance -- --
ANR ML7 -- --
Chicago Citygate 1.390 to 1.500 --
Chicago - Nicor Gas 1.480 to 1.500 --
Chicago - NIPSCO 1.465 to 1.465 --
Chicago - North Shore -- --
Chicago - Peoples 1.390 to 1.390 --
Consumers Energy -- -0.1400 to -0.1300
Dawn 1.430 to 1.450 -0.1500 to -0.1225
Defiance -- --
Rover-ANR -- --
Rover-Panhandle -- --
Emerson -- -0.1950 to -0.1900
Joliet -- --
Lebanon -- -0.2300 to -0.2300
Michigan Consolidated -- -0.1650 to -0.1350
NGPL Amarillo Mainline 1.350 to 1.350 --
Parkway/Union -- --
REX Zone 3 Delivered -- -0.2500 to -0.2100
REX into ANR - Shelby -- -0.2300 to -0.2250
REX into MGT - Edgar -- -0.2300 to -0.2300
REX into NGPL - Moultrie -- -0.2500 to -0.2100
REX into PEPL - Putnam -- --
REX into Trunk - Douglas -- --
Midcontinent
ANR SW 1.180 to 1.185 --
Enable East -- -0.3300 to -0.2850
NGPL Midcontinent 0.980 to 1.200 -0.6400 to -0.4850
Northern Border Ventura -- --
Northern Natural Demarc 1.320 to 1.395 -0.2750 to -0.2750
Northern Natural Ventura 1.335 to 1.400 -0.2800 to -0.2550
OGT -- -0.6200 to -0.5100
Panhandle Eastern -- -0.6200 to -0.5025
Southern Star -- -0.4000 to -0.3800
North Louisiana/Arkansas
Perryville -- --
Texas Eastern, M1, 24 -- --
Texas Gas Zone 1 -- -0.2250 to -0.1850
Trunkline Zone 1A -- -0.2100 to -0.1700
South Louisiana
ANR SE -- -0.0700 to -0.0625
Columbia Gulf Mainline -- -0.2450 to -0.2000
Columbia Gulf onshore -- -0.1000 to -0.1000
Florida Gas Zone 2 -- --
Henry Hub -- -0.0050 to -0.0050
Pine Prairie -- -0.0725 to -0.0650
Southern Natural -- -0.0650 to -0.0550
Tennessee Line 500 -- -0.0675 to -0.0650
Tennessee Line 800 -- -0.1000 to -0.0950
Texas Eastern E. LA -- -0.1100 to -0.0900
Texas Eastern W. LA -- -0.0700 to -0.0500
Texas Gas Zone SL -- --
Transco Zone 3 -- -0.0600 to -0.0600
Trunkline E. LA -- --
Trunkline W. LA -- --
Southeast
FGT Citygate -- --
Florida Gas Zone 3 -- 0.0025 to 0.0250
Tenn Zone 1 100L -- -0.1850 to -0.1650
Tenn Zone 1 non-St. 87 -- -0.1850 to -0.1725
Tenn Zone 1 St. 87 -- -0.1650 to -0.1650
Texas Eastern M-1, 30 -- --
Transco Zone 4 -- -0.0600 to -0.0450
Transco Zone 5 -- -0.0150 to -0.0100
Transco Zone 5 North -- --
Transco Zone 5 South -- -0.0150 to -0.0100
Appalachia
Columbia Gas -- -0.3100 to -0.2700
Dominion North -- --
Dominion South -- -0.4650 to -0.4300
Leidy Hub -- --
Millennium East Pool -- -0.4500 to -0.4300
Tenn Zone 4 200L -- -0.2500 to -0.2350
Tennessee Zn 4 313 Pool -- -0.3600 to -0.3350
Tennessee Zn 4 Marcellus -- -0.4800 to -0.4500
Texas Eastern M-2, 30 Delivery -- --
Texas Eastern M-2, 30 Receipt -- -0.4950 to -0.4500
Texas Eastern M-3, Delivery -- -0.4100 to -0.3700
Texas Eastern M-3, Receipt -- --
Transco-Leidy Line -- -0.4800 to -0.4325
Northeast
Algonquin Citygate -- -0.1800 to -0.1500
Algonquin Citygate (non-G) -- -0.1800 to -0.1500
Algonquin Receipts -- --
Iroquois Zone 2 -- -0.1000 to -0.0900
Iroquois, Waddington -- -0.1100 to -0.0950
Niagara -- -0.2200 to -0.1800
Tenn Zone 5 200L -- --
Tenn Zone 5 200L East -- --
Tenn Zone 5 200L West -- --
Tenn Zone 5 300L -- --
Tenn Zone 6 200L -- -0.1500 to -0.1200
Tenn Zone 6 200L North -- --
Tenn Zone 6 200L South -- -0.1500 to -0.1200
Tenn Zone 6 300L -- --
Transco Zone 6 non-NY -- -0.4100 to -0.3550
Transco Zone 6 non-NY North -- -0.4100 to -0.3550
Transco Zone 6 non-NY South -- --
Transco Zone 6 NY -- -0.3800 to -0.3500
Rocky Mountains
Cheyenne Hub 1.180 to 1.290 --
CIG 1.220 to 1.285 --
CIG DJ Basin 0.960 to 1.000 --
El Paso Bondad -- --
El Paso San Juan 1.020 to 1.150 --
Kern River 1.230 to 1.290 --
Kingsgate -- --
Northwest Rockies -- --
Northwest S. of Green River -- --
Northwest Sumas 1.300 to 1.400 --
Northwest Wyoming Pool -- --
Opal 1.280 to 1.380 --
Questar -- --
Stanfield -- --
Transwestern San Juan 1.160 to 1.200 --
White River Hub 1.170 to 1.170 --
Arizona/Nevada
El Paso S. Mainline/N. Baja -- --
Kern Delivery 1.350 to 1.470 --
California
Malin 1.350 to 1.360 --
PG&E Citygate 2.180 to 2.390 --
SoCal Citygate 1.500 to 1.850 --
Southern Border, PG&E 1.100 to 1.250 --
Southern Border, SoCal 1.080 to 1.300 --
SoCal Border Avg. 1.080 to 1.300 --
SoCal Border - Blythe -- --
SoCal Border - Ehrenberg 1.150 to 1.300 --
SoCal Border - Kern River Station -- --
SoCal Border - Kramer -- --
SoCal Border - Needles 1.080 to 1.225 --
SoCal Border - Topock -- --
SoCal Border - Wheeler Ridge -- --
Canada
Alliance (APC) - ATP -- --
Empress 1.590 to 1.725 --
NOVA/AECO C 1.565 to 1.690 --
Westcoast Station 2 1.550 to 1.570 --
NOTE: Both the buy and the sell side of transactions are counted in this table, as they are in NGI’s daily, weekly and bidweek natural gas price tables, a standard practice which supports consistency and uniformity across products as explained in our price methodology.