August 2019, Vol. 246, No. 8

Mexico Spotlight

Mexico Looks to Expand Pipelines, Develop Own Reserves

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor Mexico’s rapid growth of demand for electricity over the last decade happily coincided with burgeoning supplies of cheap shale gas in nearby Texas. This Mexican demand and Texan abundance drove a boom in cross-border pipeline construction which continues to this day.  Mexico’s own declining gas output helped encourage liberalization of the energy market in 2013, allowing both the private and public sector to seize the opportunity provided by cheap gas supplies to begin building gas power stations and new gas pipelines, a trend which was subsequently reinforced by the government’s commitment to meet its Paris

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