argusmedia.com 13 Dec, 2016
Construction of four cross-border natural gas pipelines from the US to Mexico is on schedule with the pipelines expected to add 3.5 Bcf/d of capacity to Mexico’s gas pipeline system in the first half of next year. The Roadrunner pipeline pipeline is fully subscribed under 25-year firm fee-based agreements. Mexico’s state-owned utility CFE is an anchor shipper with 400mn cf/d. CFE will also be the anchor shipper for the Nueva Era pipeline owned by Howard Energy Partners and Grupo Clisa. The 190-mile pipeline will connect Webb county, Texas, to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and will start transporting gas in June 2017. The remaining two pipelines to start operations in 2017 are the Comanche Trail and Trans-Peco pipelines, both owned by Energy Transfer Partners. The 1.1 Bcf/d Comanche Trail line is scheduled to be in service in January 2017, while the 1.4 Bcf/d Trans-Peco has a planned startup of March 2017.