Natural gas pipeline exports from the United States to Mexico via West Texas rose 20% year/year to average 1.6 Bcf/d in 2023, according to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Gas flows from West Texas to Mexico “have grown steadily since 2017 as more connecting pipelines in Central and Southwest Mexico have entered service,” said EIA researchers led by Katy Fleury. 

Pipeline gas exports to Mexico overall averaged 6.1 Bcf/d, up 8% versus 2022. Texas accounted for 5.6 Bcf/d of the total, up 9% from 2022, with most of the growth coming from West Texas. 

South Texas remains the leading exit point for Mexico bound gas molecules, averaging 3.92 Bcf/d for the 30-day period ending April 10, according to Wood Mackenzie data. 

The growth in...