Infrastructure

Mexican Consumer Prices to Rise if Electricity Proposal Passes, Baker Institute Director Says

Mexican Consumer Prices to Rise if Electricity Proposal Passes, Baker Institute Director Says

“I think people are in for a very big surprise if they allow the Mexican government to monopolize the electricity sector; it’s simply not going to do Mexicans any favors in terms of efficiency, competition, low prices, or capital investment,” Tony Payan, Director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University’s…

January 21, 2022
Mexican Energy Companies On Edge in New Year, Top Industry Lawyer Says

Mexican Energy Companies On Edge in New Year, Top Industry Lawyer Says

“Widespread uncertainty is impacting energy companies in Mexico on a daily basis,” David Enríquez, senior partner at the Mexico City-based law firm Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “Some companies don’t even know if they will continue to exist in the next few months or if they’re going to have a permit to…

January 7, 2022
Fueled by Vaca Muerta, Argentina Oil, Natural Gas Production Riding Hot Streak

Fueled by Vaca Muerta, Argentina Oil, Natural Gas Production Riding Hot Streak

Argentina continues to ramp up its oil and gas production amid high prices and a push from the government to increase output. November oil production was up 15% year/year to 557,000 b/d, the highest monthly figure in nine years, Energy Secretary Darío Martínez said recently. The improvement is mainly because of the Vaca Muerta formation…

December 27, 2021
Mexico Likely to Experience Power Outages in 2022, Industry Expert Says

Mexico Likely to Experience Power Outages in 2022, Industry Expert Says

“It appears the demand for electricity is beginning to grow again as the economy recovers and that, if there is a sudden spike in demand, for example, the supply isn’t going to be there to meet it,” Víctor Florencio Ramírez, directing partner at Mexico City-based consultancy Perceptia21 Energía, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “We’re going to…

December 23, 2021
Five Mexico Natural Gas Projects to Watch in 2022

Five Mexico Natural Gas Projects to Watch in 2022

Although investment in Mexico’s energy sector has slowed, the country’s demand for U.S. natural gas continues to rise, and its gas infrastructure continues to grow, albeit in fits and starts. NGI’s Mexico GPI has compiled a list of five pending projects to watch in 2022:

December 20, 2021
Mexico Natural Gas Market Year in Review: From Winter Storm to Pricing Surge

Mexico Natural Gas Market Year in Review: From Winter Storm to Pricing Surge

NGI’s Mexico GPI has narrowed down an eventful year to the five key stories that defined Mexico’s natural gas market in 2021. These stories are:

December 14, 2021
NOLA Terminal on Mississippi Designed for Largest Crude Tankers Ever

NOLA Terminal on Mississippi Designed for Largest Crude Tankers Ever

NOLA Oil Terminal LLC has begun construction on the first phase of a $930 million oil and refined products terminal on the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, LA. “NOLA Oil Terminal will be the first of its kind in the region, allowing Mississippi River access for much larger vessels, such as the New-Panamax and the…

December 10, 2021
Natural Gas Supply Constraints Could Put New England Power Grid in Winter Crisis Mode

Natural Gas Supply Constraints Could Put New England Power Grid in Winter Crisis Mode

New England’s natural gas pipeline constraints, global supply chain issues tied to oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries, and prolonged periods of cold weather this winter could keep the region’s electric utilities from accessing sufficient fuel to meet customer demand and trigger emergency actions, according to power grid operator ISO New England Inc. “As…

December 10, 2021
Texas Regulators Order Hardening of ‘Critical’ Natural Gas Infrastructure Following Winter Storm Uri

Texas Regulators Order Hardening of ‘Critical’ Natural Gas Infrastructure Following Winter Storm Uri

The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) has adopted rules designating the “critical” natural gas suppliers and customers during energy emergencies in the wake of last February’s Winter Storm Uri. The cold snap caused a 20% plunge in natural gas production in the south-central United States, dented pipeline exports to Mexico by as much as 1 Bcf/d,…

December 6, 2021
MVP Southgate Developers Eye ‘Next Steps’ After Virginia DEQ Panel Denies Permit

MVP Southgate Developers Eye ‘Next Steps’ After Virginia DEQ Panel Denies Permit

A Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) panel late last week voted to deny an air permit for a compressor station needed to extend the Equitrans Midstream Partners LP-led Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) into North Carolina. Going against DEQ’s recommendation, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board voted 6-1 to deny a draft minor new source…

December 6, 2021
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