Pipeline natural gas exports from the United States to Mexico are exceeding 6 Bcf/d so far in August, according to preliminary estimates by Genscape, Inc.

This is up from the 5.3 Bcf/d average reported by the U.S. Department of Energy for the first quarter of 2020.

While exports from West Texas and South Texas are showing relatively flat average flows this month versus July due to seasonal effects, exports from California and Arizona have jumped by 12% and 6% respectively during the same period, Genscape analyst Ricardo Falcón told NGI’s Mexico GPI.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration noted Monday that three pipeline expansion projects totaling over 1 Bcf/d connected to the Waha hub in West Texas entered service during the first half of 2020. These include the 320...