NATURAL GAS MARKET & INFRASTRUCTURE

Natural gas hogged the spotlight in 2016 as the dropping price of the molecule and the surplus in the US sent companies scrambling to invest in pipelines, logistics and other transportation infrastructure, with others looking at investing in Mexican gas fields. CENAGAS’ consolidation and the successful completion of its first natural gas open season stands as yet another milestone left behind on the road to the industry’s liberalization. On the other hand more players are entering the gas commercialization sector and cost efficiency is becoming the key factor for competitiveness.

This chapter discusses the openings in natural gas commercialization and infrastructure investments. The national capacity is beginning to expand as a result of the government’s natural gas infrastructure plan even as the country is increasing its connectivity with the huge US natural gas resources just north of the border, planning a vast network of pipelines to supply the industrial areas of the nation.