Canada’s TC Energy Corp. and Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) have reached a final investment decision (FID) to build a 444-mile underwater natural gas pipeline.


The 1.3 Bcf/d, $4.5 billion Southeast Gateway Pipeline would originate onshore in Tuxpan, Veracruz. It then would proceed offshore, making landfall at Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz and Dos Bocas, Tabasco. Dos Bocas is the site of Mexico’s new 340,000 b/d Olmeca refinery.

The project is anticipated to be in service by the middle of 2025. The pipeline would essentially be an extension of the 2.6 Bcf/d Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline, which moves natural gas supply from basins in Texas to southern Mexico. That pipeline was placed into service about three years following FID, TC said.

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