Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission awarded an exclusive concession to KN Energy Inc., Lakewood, Colo., to build and operate a $21.3 million natural gas distribution system in Hermosillo, Mexico. The project includes a franchise territory of about 800,000 people in Sonora state. KN will build main and distribution lines to serve 26,250 customers of all classes during the first 5 years of the concession. KN also holds the right to build a 90-mile, 16-in. pipeline from Hermosillo to the Gulf of California at Guaymas. The construction firm Grupo Marhnos, Mexico City, holds a 25% interest in the venture.
Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc.