Following a tricky 2021 that has included a major disruption to its natural gas supply, the Mexican government is advancing plans for strategic storage.


Speaking Tuesday at the U.S.-Mexico LDC Forum in San Antonio, TX, Gadex consultant Eduardo Prud’homme said “good discussions” were underway with a developer to build a salt dome storage facility in Veracruz. “It’s very probable we will hear about it soon,” he said.

The storage project would have capacity to store 6 Bcf/d of natural gas, or about the equivalent of a typical day of pipeline imports from the United States. Sistrangas system operator Cenagas would be able to access 600 MMcf/d, Prud’homme said, and the facility could be ready to go as early as 2023.

Mexico’s Energy Ministry (Sener) has previously...