Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mexico seeks foreign players for H2 2018 storage tender

Import-reliant Mexico has plans to store up to five days’ supply of gas in case of a crisis. And keeping the lights on can be a private sector opportunity, says a senior official Import-reliant Mexico has plans to store up to five days’ supply of gas in case of a crisis. And keeping the lights on can be a private sector opportunity, says a senior official.
By Chris Noon 17 January 2018 0 29146
The Manzanillo LNG terminal, Mexico Storage tanks at Mexico’s Manzanillo LNG terminal. (Samsung C&T)

Mexico is planning a tender for the construction of gas storage infrastructure in H2 2018, and interest from foreign players so far has been strong, a key official from the country’s Energy Secretariat (Sener) has told Interfax Natural Gas Daily

Mexican authorities are presenting the plans, which are likely to repurpose depleted reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico region, as another opportunity for private sector participation in the country’s energy industry. 

“Many [foreign] players have expressed their interest in storage projects,” Rosanety Barrios, head of Sener’s Industrial...