The operator of Mexico’s main pipeline system, Sistrangas, is conducting a public consultation with natural gas shippers to gauge the market’s appetite for transport capacity and other services, such as storage.
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No Mexican shippers submitted bids at a small auction held Sunday to release capacity on the NET Mexico pipeline, which carries gas from the Agua Dulce hub in South Texas to the Texas border town Rio Grande City.
Cenagas, the Mexican natural gas control center, on Wednesday lifted a state of alert imposed on the Sistrangas natural gas storage and transportation system imposed by Harvey’s impact on U.S. imports.
Natural gas transporters in Mexico are implementing the pipeline electronic bulletin boards (EBBs) required under new market rules, but key regulations are not yet in place for the main network, the Integrated Natural Gas Transport and Storage System (Sistrangas).
Twenty-four companies representing a wide range of industries and national origin gained access Monday to Mexico’s natural gas pipelines that had been under the control of state-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for almost eight decades.
Mexico’s CENAGAS last Friday concluded a further stage of its open season for pipeline capacity in the Integrated Natural Gas Transportation and Storage System (SISTRANGAS).
Revving up. On March 2, the Energy Secretariat (SENER) published its revamped strategy to drive the country’s oil and gas bidding rounds. The principal changes are to establish standard block sizes, to open all blocks simultaneously for nomination by private parties, and to hold two bidding rounds per year. The three-step nomination scale — high, middle, low — will help SENER gauge private-sector interest across the country’s reserves and to rank the latter both domestically and internationally. While nominations are open to anyone as of the announcement, there will be a three-month period prior to the launch of a bidding round for SENER to evaluate which blocks to include. It looks as if SENER is in a hurry to maximize the country’s oil rent. (Source: SENER)
Cenagas’ first transportation capacity open season for Mexico’s National Integrated Pipeline System (Sistrangas) reached another milestone Friday when the request submission period ended.
Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America LLC (NGPL) is holding a nonbinding solicitation of interest for its Waha Deliverability Expansion Project (WADEP), which would facilitate additional exports of U.S. natural gas to Mexico from the Northeast and Midcontinent via the Waha Hub.
Two years since the formation of Cenagas, Mexico’s natural gas pipeline system operator, Cenagas Director General David Madero sat down with political scientist and NGI correspondent Dwight Dyer to talk about what’s ahead for infrastructure as the country’s natural gas market evolution unfolds.