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Mexico’s CFE, Sempra LNG Signal Potential ‘Path Forward’ for Vista Pacífico Exports

Mexico’s CFE, Sempra LNG Signal Potential ‘Path Forward’ for Vista Pacífico Exports

Mexico’s state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has clinched some preliminary agreements for LNG and natural gas infrastructure projects with Sempra Infrastructure, including a potential joint venture. The liquefied natural gas and energy infrastructure arm of San Diego-based Sempra may create a partnership with CFE to reroute the Guaymas-El Oro pipeline in Sonora under…

July 25, 2022
COLUMN: Forcing Sistrangas Users to Source Gas From State Would Threaten Mexico Gas Market

COLUMN: Forcing Sistrangas Users to Source Gas From State Would Threaten Mexico Gas Market

The spring of 2017 promised a change in the natural gas industry in Mexico. An open season to allocate capacity on the Sistrangas national pipeline system, together with an auction of capacity in the main gas entry pipeline into the country, paved the way for private traders to offer supply proposals to Mexican consumers. At the time, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) was barely able to meet half of national demand through its production. Energy regulator Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) and Energy Ministry Sener knew that depending on Pemex as the only intermediary capable of importing gas was not the best practice to benefit users.

June 17, 2022
Mexico Electricity Bill Could Harm Small to Midsize Businesses, Specialist Lawyer Says

Mexico Electricity Bill Could Harm Small to Midsize Businesses, Specialist Lawyer Says

“I think emphasis on how the electricity reform proposal could affect small to midsized Mexican businesses is a key point to be addressed and discussed,” Paolo Salerno, founding partner of the firm Salerno and Associate Experts in Energy, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  Salerno added: “I think the impact of the proposal on small to midsize…

February 18, 2022
Column: CFE’s Bet on Greater Mexico Market Share Means More Combined Cycle Plants

Column: CFE’s Bet on Greater Mexico Market Share Means More Combined Cycle Plants

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. The opinions and positions expressed by Prud’homme do not necessarily reflect the views of NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. Mexico’s government wants…

January 28, 2022
Mexico’s CFE Set to Launch Natural Gas Pipeline Tenders

Mexico’s CFE Set to Launch Natural Gas Pipeline Tenders

Mexican state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is seeking private sector firms to build new natural gas infrastructure and utilize capacity on its existing pipelines, executives said Wednesday. Speaking at Industry Exchange LLC’s 7th Mexico Infrastructure Projects Forum in Monterrey, Nuevo León, CFE Internacional (CFEi) operations director Carmen Serdán and CFEnergía operations director…

January 19, 2022
Uproar in Mexico’s Energy Sector as Long-Threatened Constitutional Reform Goes to Vote

Uproar in Mexico’s Energy Sector as Long-Threatened Constitutional Reform Goes to Vote

Ever since coming to power at the end of 2018, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to kill the energy reform of his predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto. With his recent proposal to drastically overhaul the energy sector through a constitutional amendment, is this on the cusp of happening? Analysts at political risk group…

October 5, 2021
Mexico’s CFE Seeking Firm to Build Natural Gas Pipeline, LNG Export Terminal

Mexico’s CFE Seeking Firm to Build Natural Gas Pipeline, LNG Export Terminal

Mexico’s CFEnergía (CFE) is seeking formal expressions of interest from private sector firms to build and operate a natural gas pipeline and floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) terminal.  The 500 MMcf/d pipeline would span from Chinameca, Veracruz, to Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, supplying gas to a 430 MMcf/d or 3 million metric tons/year (mmty) FLNG terminal…

August 30, 2021
TC Energy, CFE Sign MOU to Advance Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

TC Energy, CFE Sign MOU to Advance Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

Mexican state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) said Sunday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with TC Energy Corp. to advance two natural gas pipeline projects and to “consolidate” several existing firm natural gas transport agreements between the firms. CFE said it has agreed “to take a more active role” in…

August 2, 2021
Mexico’s CFE in Dispute with WhiteWater Midstream Over Natural Gas Contracts

Mexico’s CFE in Dispute with WhiteWater Midstream Over Natural Gas Contracts

Mexican state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) said it is looking into possible corruption related to natural gas contracts with WhiteWater Midstream LLC. CFE said that natural gas contracts signed in 2016 and 2017 under the previous Mexican administration are under investigation on both sides of the border for potential corrupt practices including influence…

July 20, 2021
Despite Midterm Blow, Mexico’s AMLO Still Aiming at Electric Power Reform

Despite Midterm Blow, Mexico’s AMLO Still Aiming at Electric Power Reform

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during his daily press conference on Tuesday that his government would work toward a constitutional reform in the electric power sector. “We need a reform so that domestic users, and the poor and middle class, don’t pay more for their electricity than big corporations,” he said. The president…

June 15, 2021
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