A Kinder Morgan subsidiary scheduled a binding open season for incremental firm natural gas transportation service on its Mier-Monterrey pipeline, which would expand capacity to 1.34 Bcfd.
The project, planned for completion by the fourth quarter of 2017, will loop the existing Mier-Monterrey pipeline system from the Mexico-United States border to Huinalá, Nuevo León, Mexico, adding a lateral from Pesquería, Nuevo León, to Escobedo, Nuevo León.
“We received significant interest from our initial open season on this project as natural gas demand in Mexico continues to increase,” said Duane Kokinda, Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Midstream president.
The open season bidding begins Aug. 13 and ends at 5 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 22.
Kinder Morgan subsidiary Kinder Morgan Gas Natural de México S. de R.L. de C.V. owns and operates the 85-mile Mier-Monterrey pipeline, which has been in service since 2003 and stretches from the border between the United States and Mexico in Starr County, TX, to Monterrey, Mexico. The pipeline connects to a 1,000-megawatt power plant complex and to the Pemex natural gas transportation system.