The natural gas and alternative fuel industry is strongly promoting different initiatives throughout Mexico and will gather its efforts next year in an event that seeks to further boost the sector: AltFuels Mexico 2018. The event will take place on 23-26 April at the World Trade Center of Mexico City with the presence of experts, organizations and companies from all over the world, as well as more than 170 exhibitors and an attendance of 5,500 visitors.
Several of these projects are being led by Gas Natural Fenosa, which continues to grow in Mexico upon winning two new concessions in the southeast of the country. The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) awarded Gas Natural Mexico distribution permits in two states, Campeche and Yucatan.
These join regions like Sonora, Sinaloa, Mexico City, Bajío Norte and Bajío Sur where the company is already supplying gas to a market of more than 7.5 million potential customers. With the new concessions, Gas Natural Mexico will be able to provide gas to more than 8 million people with the network development it has planned for upcoming years. The company will therefore invest strongly in the first five years of the permit to expand the natural gas distribution network in the new municipalities, including natural gas for vehicle use.
The first permit is for the geographic area called Campeche, which includes the municipalities of Del Carmen, Escárcega, Campeche and Champotón. The second permit is for the geographic area called the Mérida Metropolitan Area, which includes the Yucatan municipalities of Conkal, Kanasín, Mérida, Progreso, Ucú and Umán.
According to General Director for Mexico, Narcís de Carreras, “With these new concessions, Gas Natural Fenosa wants to stand apart and confirm its leadership in the country’s energy sector. We have 2 million gas customers in 56 Mexican cities and a network spanning over 20,000 kilometers. We are ready and committed to grow and invest”. He added: “Natural gas is an economic development factor for the states that have this service, as they grow 50% more than states that don’t yet have it yet.”
Along these same lines, he pointed out that “our company is a vehicle of progress and well-being, bringing a safe, competitive and environmentally friendly service into homes, businesses and industries in new expansion areas located in the states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Valle de México, Tabasco, and now in the states of Campeche and Yucatan. We are very pleased to have received this concession and we hope to continue adding new permits in the coming years”.
Source: Gas Natural Fenosa