Mexico to Build Large West Coast Pipeline
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
President Felipe Calderón said Mexico is inviting bids for a 1240 mi. (2000 km), US$3.5 billion gas trunkline from the United States border south to Mazatlán in Sinaloa state. He said the pipeline will “revolutionize the northern Pacific coast, especially Sinaloa state, which has no natural gas.”
Calderón also said bids have been invited for the construction of US$800 million in gas distribution lines on the west coast and in Morelos, Veracruz and Michoacan states. The 12,400 mi. (20,000 km) of lines will expand gas service to nearly one million homes and businesses.
Finally, Calderón announced the construction of a 100 mi. (165 km) gas pipeline between Aguascalientes and Calera in Zacatecas state, central Mexico. The US$110 million, 10 in. (254 mm) line will move 20 MMcfd (566,000 m3/d) initially and double that in the longer term.
The projects are part of a US$10.5 billion initiative Calderón announced last year to expand Mexico’s use of gas through the construction of pipelines and local distribution networks.
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