Construction of four cross-border natural gas pipelines from the US to Mexico is on schedule with the pipelines expected to add 3.5 Bcf/d (99mn m³/d) of capacity to Mexico’s gas pipeline system in the first half of 2017.
The Roadrunner pipeline connects Oneok Partners’ Oneok WesTex pipeline in Coyanosa, Texas, to an international border-crossing connection at the Mexico border in San Elizario, Texas, where it connects with Fermaca’s Tarahumara gas pipeline. CFE (Comisión Federal de Electricidad) will also be the anchor shipper for the Nueva Era pipeline owned by Howard Energy Partners and Grupo Clisa. The 306km pipeline will connect Webb county, Texas, to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and will start transporting gas in June 2017.
The remaining two pipelines to start operations in 2017 are the Comanche Trail and Trans-Peco pipelines, both owned by Energy Transfer Partners.