Mexico's CRE issues new gas quality specs

Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has completed the fifth-year review of gas-quality specifications in Mexico.New specs became mandatory in the second quarter of this year, mainly in response to several complex factors:The mix of domestic gas production by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).The increasing use of nitrogen injection in oil fields.The flow of gas imports from the US.The expected imports of LNG on the East and West coasts. Particularly relevant for the new gas specifications are LNG import terminals licensed by the CRE. The new Mexican gas code (Norma Oficial Mexicana, NOM-001-SECRE-2003, "Calidad del Gas Natural," or NOM) introduces gas interchangeability paramet...

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