Mexico is expected to see record imports of piped natural gas from the United States this summer as the economy recovers from the impacts of the coronavirus.

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Energy Aspects analysts forecast cross-border flows from the United States to Mexico this summer would average 6.3 Bcf/d, up 800 MMcf/d year/year, as demand rebounds on Mexico’s national pipeline system Sistrangas and domestic production stagnates.

“The states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas. which account for 32%, or around 3.3 Bcf/d, of demand on Sistrangas. have lifted all lockdown measures from March 29, with all normal activities allowed and schools reopening,” Energy Aspects said. “Mexican domestic gas production also continues to underperform, further supporting the need for pipeline imports to backfill...