August 2017, Vol. 244, No. 8


New Border-Crossing Pipelines Bring Shale Gas to Mexico

The expansion of the U.S. cross-border pipeline network into Mexico since that nation’s historic Energy Reform in 2014 has been driven primarily by strong growth in Mexico’s natural gas demand in the power sector, declining domestic production, and the lower prices of U.S. pipeline gas compared with more expensive LNG imports. In the next three years, U.S. pipeline capacity into Mexico will nearly double. In recent developments, Mexico announced a new joint venture with TransCanada to build and operate a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline. TransCanada is working on two other new pipelines in Mexico as well. The 497-mile (800-km), Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline is expected to be in-service in

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