Construction has started on the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan natural gas pipeline, a 497-mile, 42-inch pipeline that will start offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and terminate at Tuxpan, in the state of Veracruz. The project will have a capacity of 2.6 MMcf/d and provide gas to power plants in the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz and serve Mexico’s eastern, central and western regions.
The project is a joint venture between TransCanada Corp. and IEnova, Sempra Energy’s Mexico unit. TransCanada will own 60% of the project, with IEnova owning 40%.
The Sur de Texas-Tuxpan natural gas pipeline is supported by a 25-year transportation service agreement with Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad, and will connect with the Cenagas pipeline system in Altamira and TransCanada’s Tamazunchale and Tuxpan-Tula pipelines.