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Mexico’s cross-border gas auction unsuccessful

MEXICO CITY, July 12, 2017 – Mexico’s first tender for natural gas transportation capacity for cross-border pipelines was declared void on Tuesday, due to a lack of submitted proposals.


The National Centre for Natural Gas Control, commonly known as Cenagas, had expected to auction 62.3 mcm (2.2 bcf) per day of capacity belonging to CFE Energía, a division of the country’s state-owned power company.

Capacity was offered in the Transpecos, Comanche and Road Runner pipelines, which all stretch from Waha, Texas in the USA to the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The tender for one-year contracts received no bids, although several gas commercialisation firms had previously expressed interest.

Regardless of the failed auction, Cenagas plans to hold another gas capacity bidding process on August 10. Contracts awarded in the upcoming tender will be valid from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

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