Pemex and ENGIE, have selected Emerson to help upgrade and expand Mexico’s gas pipeline infrastructure. The automation project is part of Mexico’s energy reform initiative. Because existing natural gas availability is expected to fall short of demand from a growing population and industrialization, the country is increasing capacity for importing low-cost natural gas from the U.S. Pemex estimates demand for natural gas will grow 3.6 % from 2012 to 2028, with total imports increasing to 3 Bcf/d.
Emerson Process Management will automate the southern portion of the Los Ramones Phase II Pipeline. When completed, the 180-mile Los Ramones II Sur Pipeline will have the capacity to deliver 1.4 Bcf/d of natural gas.
The Los Ramones Pipeline system will extend from the Texas border to Central Mexico, with capacity to transport up to 2.1 Bcf/d of natural gas to Mexico.