The new Mexican energy market demands its own hub, which is expected to be developed in Monterrey, Nuevo León (thanks to its proximity to the gas basins in Texas and its transportation infrastructure), where several gas pipelines converge and then be redistributed with new prices to new routes. Eduardo Prud’Homme, head of the technical management and planning unit of the National Center for Natural Gas Control (Cenagas), explained that the plan depends on what natural gas users in Mexico need.
The project will help to distribute fuel more efficiently and depends on “who need more capacity and for how long. From there we dimension the size of the hub and see how much it will cost and its implementation. If we have a critical route where we think we can have it, it could be installed in July next year,” said Prud’Homme at the Cenagas Consultative Forum, where the Five Year Plan of the center was launched for consultation.
According to that plan, open to consultation for the natural gas industry, in the next five years, at the end of the project, the country’s natural gas import capacity will grow 80%. “The hub, which would be designed as a Mexican natural gas distribution center, basically gives flexibility; is a route distributor, “added Prud’Homme.
On the other hand, Cenagas recently signed an agreement with the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) to collaborate in the deep analysis of the natural gas sector, formalize the exchange of statistical and technical information between both entities, and encourage the elaboration and publication of technical documents.
This highly favorable scenario with a promising marketplace and venue for the natural gas sector will host Altfuels Mexico 2018 taking place on 23-26 April at the World Trade Center of Mexico City.