Mexico announces underwater gas pipeline to Texas

A 500-mile underwater pipeline will carry natural gas from South Texas to the port of Veracruz.
Reuters
23/06/2015
09:53
AP
-A +A

The Mexican government has announced plans for nearly US$10 billion worth of electricity and natural gas infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the port of Veracruz.

The Federal Electricity Commission said Monday that the costliest project would be the 500-mile underwater pipeline for carrying natural gas from South Texas. The pipeline is intended to go into operation in June 2018.

Officials hope that facilitating the importation of cheap natural gas will help lower Mexico's electricity rates.

Other projects include power plants, electricity distribution, transmission lines and electrical substations.

Mexico passed a broad overhaul of its energy sector last year aimed in part at attracting more investment to electricity and petroleum.

 

 

 

Mantente al día con el boletín de El Universal