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Mexico’s CFE Touts Plan to Optimize Unused Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity

Mexico’s CFE Touts Plan to Optimize Unused Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity

The CEO of Mexico’s state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Manuel Bartlett Díaz, is calling on the firm to “resolve the problem” of unused natural gas transport capacity on its U.S. and Mexico pipelines, according to a recent update. Through subsidiaries CFE International LLC (CFEi) and CFEnergía, CFE sources gas from the United…

February 13, 2023
CFE Planning Natural Gas Capacity Auction in U.S. and Mexico, says Top Official

CFE Planning Natural Gas Capacity Auction in U.S. and Mexico, says Top Official

Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is preparing to hold auctions in the United States and Mexico to sell natural gas capacity to third parties. The state-owned company seeks to develop a secondary market to improve its overall profit margins, Miguel Reyes, CEO of CFE International, said during the 8th Mexico Infrastructure Projects Forum in…

January 30, 2023
Mexico Natural Gas Buildout Continues Amid ‘Apparent Structural Recovery’ in Production 

Mexico Natural Gas Buildout Continues Amid ‘Apparent Structural Recovery’ in Production 

The past year marked a renewed sense of collaboration between Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and private sector energy firms, resulting in the sanctioning of new natural gas infrastructure projects and agreements to advance stalled ones. Meanwhile, Mexico’s pipeline natural gas imports from the United States were down year/year during summer,…

January 13, 2023
Column: Mexico Natural Gas Market, Facing Operational Issues, Must Gear Up for LNG Re-Export

Column: Mexico Natural Gas Market, Facing Operational Issues, Must Gear Up for LNG Re-Export

 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. Another year is ending, which means it is time to take stock. In many ways, the Mexico natural gas market remains the…

December 23, 2022
Mexico’s CFE Using More Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity as U.S. Imports Grow, Energy Minister Says

Mexico’s CFE Using More Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity as U.S. Imports Grow, Energy Minister Says

Mexico’s state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has more than doubled the utilization rate of its natural gas pipelines since the current government took over in 2018, according to energy minister Rocío Nahle.  Nahle addressed Mexico’s senate energy committee on Thursday (Dec. 8) about the state of the sector. CFE is Mexico’s largest…

December 12, 2022
Column: CFE Doesn’t Have Excess Capacity, but Lucrative Position of Opportunity

Column: CFE Doesn’t Have Excess Capacity, but Lucrative Position of Opportunity

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. Four years have passed since the inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whose speeches and value judgments permeate all segments of…

December 9, 2022
U.S. Natural Gas Holds Key to Mexico LNG Projects, Power Plants

U.S. Natural Gas Holds Key to Mexico LNG Projects, Power Plants

Mexico has big plans to become an LNG export powerhouse, but it might not have the pipelines or available capacity to do so, according to experts. “Is there enough capacity and pipelines to support these projects? I don’t think so,” said the head of the Gadex consultancy, Eduardo Prud’homme, at the LDC Gas Forums’ U.S.-Mexico…

November 30, 2022
CFE, Engie Expanding Mayakan Natural Gas Pipeline in Mexico’s Southeast

CFE, Engie Expanding Mayakan Natural Gas Pipeline in Mexico’s Southeast

Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has signed yet another deal with a private sector firm to increase natural gas transport in the country. This time it’s with French company Engie SA. The two firms will work together to expand capacity on the 483-mile, 250 MMcf/d Mayakan pipeline, in the Yucatán Peninsula. The Engie trunkline…

November 29, 2022
TC Energy Touts ‘Transformative Year’ in Mexico, Improved Collaboration with CFE

TC Energy Touts ‘Transformative Year’ in Mexico, Improved Collaboration with CFE

TC Energy Corp. is strengthening its commercial ties with Mexico’s largest natural gas consumer and working toward the completion of multiple pipeline projects in the country. The consumer is state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), whose demand averages about 4 Bcf/d, nearly all of which comes from the United States. In a call…

November 21, 2022
Mexico’s CFE Teaming Up with International Firms to Build Energy Security

Mexico’s CFE Teaming Up with International Firms to Build Energy Security

Top Mexican officials were in Texas earlier this month laying out their new strategy for natural gas. Speaking on Wednesday (Nov. 16) at LDC Forums’ annual US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum in San Antonio, CFEnergía head Miguel Reyes said Mexican utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and international firms would now work together to solve natural…

November 21, 2022