Gas-demand growth will push expansion in Mexican transmission infrastructure

Natural gas demand growth in Mexico over the next 10 years is unavoidable and, despite economic uncertainties, will be resilient.Although the recent economic downturn prompts revised projections for energy demand by industrial, power, commercial, and residential sectors, natural gas demand is certain to rise by 6-8%/year from 2000 to 2010, with significant increments in northern Mexico. Click here to enlarge imageThis means that national production of natural gas must grow almost twofold to keep imports in check, while new pipelines and cross-border interconnects must be built. Adequate reserve and infrastructure development for natural gas is essential for Mexico's energy future. Su...

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