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Yucatan peninsula on course to receive US gas

The Mexican region is set to be connected to the national gas network this year, allowing piped supply from the US to feed its gas-starved power plants The Mexican region is set to be connected to the national gas network this year, allowing piped supply from the US to feed its gas-starved power plants.
By Ed O'Brien 13 February 2020 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 35025
Cancun on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. (Jorge Navara/Flickr)

The key issue: A new pipeline and the reconfiguration of a compressor station will allow gas from Texas to flow to the south and southeast of Mexico.

Interfax analysis: Piped gas from the United States is expected to end the dependence of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula on declining local supply from Pemex by the end of the year. The region was hit by blackouts last year because of a shortage of gas. The government plans to install more gas-fired capacity in the region,...