Construction has started on the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan natural gas pipeline, a 42-inch diameter, 497-mile pipeline that will start offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and terminate at Tuxpan, in the state of Veracruz. It will provide gas to power plants in the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz and serve Mexico’s eastern, central and western regions.
The project is a joint venture between TransCanada Corp. and IEnova, Sempra Energy’s Mexico unit. TransCanada will own 60% of the project, with IEnova owning 40%.
The Sur de Texas-Tuxpan natural gas pipeline is supported by a 25-year transportation service agreement with Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad, and will connect with the Cenagas pipeline system in Altamira and TransCanada’s Tamazunchale and Tuxpan-Tula pipelines.