Fundamentals underpinning Mexico’s natural gas and power sectors remain strong despite the government’s controversial energy policies, according to Sempra Infrastructure’s Tania Ortiz, president.


The subsidiary of San Diego, CA-based Sempra is developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects at two sites on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, and has played a starring role in building out the country’s natural gas infrastructure.

In Mexico, “we have access to abundant U.S. gas,” Ortiz said during the CERAweek event in Houston. “The challenge in Mexico has been developing the pipeline system and we’ve made tremendous progress. In the past five years we’ve essentially doubled pipeline capacity in Mexico.”

She added, “Sempra is taking a very important role by...