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Regulatory Overhaul Said Key to Upgrading Mexican Energy System

Regulatory Overhaul Said Key to Upgrading Mexican Energy System

Improving Mexico’s energy fortunes may be as simple as changing the regulatory environment, experts said Thursday in San Antonio, TX. “Between banks and the capital markets, there is an infinite capacity to finance needs” in Mexico’s natural gas and energy sector, said Société Générale SA’s Adolfo Villareal, Energy Project Finance director of Corporate and Investment…

May 17, 2024
Mexico Lagging Behind Peer Markets in Natural Gas Storage, Report Warns

Mexico Lagging Behind Peer Markets in Natural Gas Storage, Report Warns

Mexico’s next government must invest in natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure in order to keep up with rising demand and meet energy transition goals, according to a new report by the Instituto Mexicano Para la Competitividad (IMCO) think tank.  Mexico is the world’s eighth largest natural gas market, with demand in excess of 8…

April 22, 2024
Texas Natural Gas Storage Project Part of CFE Push to Solidify Mexico Energy Security — Column

Texas Natural Gas Storage Project Part of CFE Push to Solidify Mexico Energy Security — Column

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. CFE International (CFEi), based in Houston, operates as a natural gas marketer and is an affiliated company of the Mexican state-owned electric…

March 5, 2024
Following FERC Approval, Oneok Eyeing Midyear FID for Saguaro Connector Natural Gas Pipeline

Following FERC Approval, Oneok Eyeing Midyear FID for Saguaro Connector Natural Gas Pipeline

Oneok Inc. is aiming to take a final investment decision (FID) by the middle of this year on the 2.8 Bcf/d Saguaro Connector natural gas pipeline.  The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project’s Presidential Permit in February. Saguaro Connector would transport Permian Basin natural gas to the U.S.-Mexico border. From there, it…

March 4, 2024
Natural Gas Pipeline Connectivity, Electricity Top Mexico Energy Needs, Says Expert Lawyer

Natural Gas Pipeline Connectivity, Electricity Top Mexico Energy Needs, Says Expert Lawyer

“A lot of the potential developments that nearshoring will bring are going to need access to natural gas,” Diana Pineda, a partner at Gónzalez Calvillo law firm in Mexico City, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  “And the truth is, we’ve now gone several years without a new natural gas pipeline.” Pineda is one of the leading…

February 23, 2024
Mexico Natural Gas Market Growth Said Challenged by Lack of Storage, Uneven Regulation

Mexico Natural Gas Market Growth Said Challenged by Lack of Storage, Uneven Regulation

Representatives from some of Mexico’s most important natural gas supply, transport and storage companies are optimistic that the national industry is poised to continue to grow.Mexico natural gas demand is set to expand 4.6% annually during the next decade, according to forecasts by national pipeline system operator Cenagas.  “I think natural gas is probably in…

January 30, 2024
Esentia to Offer Capacity on Mexico Pipelines as Natural Gas Market Opens Up

Esentia to Offer Capacity on Mexico Pipelines as Natural Gas Market Opens Up

Esentia Energy Systems is planning to offer capacity on its network of natural gas pipelines that stretch from Waha in West Texas to the industrial hub of Guadalajara in central Mexico. “We are going to run an open season for capacity on our pipes for natural gas out of Waha,” Esentia commercial vice president Jorge…

January 29, 2024
U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Industry Aiming to ‘Dismantle Policy Threats’ as Election Nears

U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Industry Aiming to ‘Dismantle Policy Threats’ as Election Nears

The U.S. oil and gas industry is urging policymakers to support LNG exports, permitting reform for energy infrastructure, and increased leasing in federal lands and waters. The sector’s most prominent lobbying group, the American Petroleum Institute (API), laid out its policy priorities during a recent industry event and subsequent call with reporters. As the industry…

January 12, 2024
Mexico Natural Gas Market Poised for Growth in Pivotal Election Year

Mexico Natural Gas Market Poised for Growth in Pivotal Election Year

Mexico’s natural gas market will continue its modernization and expansion in 2024, regardless of who wins the presidential election on June 2. Natural gas demand in Mexico, driven by the power sector, continues to rise. Power demand was up by around 440 MMcf/d in 2023 to 4.603 Bcf/d, according to Wood Mackenzie data. Natural gas…

January 10, 2024
California Strikes Remaining Subsidies for New Natural Gas-Fueled Infrastructure

California Strikes Remaining Subsidies for New Natural Gas-Fueled Infrastructure

California regulators pulled the remaining subsidies offered for constructing buildings that rely on natural gas or propane in a move to support decarbonization and incentivize electrification.  After eliminating natural gas line extension subsidies for all mixed-fuel buildings in 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) earlier in December struck electric line extension subsidies for new…

December 28, 2023
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