Cuxtal Gas Pipeline

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Cuxtal Gas Pipeline is an operating gas pipeline in the states of Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Nuevo Pemex processing center in Tabasco state, Mexico to the Cactus processing center in Chiapas, Mexico.[2][3]

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Project Details


The Cuxtal gas pipeline is a 16-kilometer (10-mile) spur pipeline connecting the Energia Mayakan Pipeline with Mexico's national Sistrangas pipeline system.[1][8] The pipeline forms part of a much larger natural gas pipeline system, anchored at its northern end by the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan Pipeline, that connects Texas's Permian Basin with the Yucatán peninsula, a region that has long suffered from some of Mexico's highest energy prices.[9]

Construction of the US$ 25 million project began in January 2020, with an anticipated completion date of August.[10] As of June 2020, the pipeline was already 80% complete, according to a report from Mexico's SENER (Secretary of Energy.[11] Mexico's natural gas agency Cenagas announced that construction was completed in September of the same year, with pre-operational tests beginning immediately thereafter. The pipeline began commercial operations in late 2020.[4][6][12]

Proposed Expansion of Capacity

A proposed two-phase expansion of the adjacent Energía Mayakan pipeline, aimed at supplying natural gas to the proposed Mérida and Riviera Maya combined cycle power stations, would increase capacity of the Cuxtal-Mayakan pipeline system to at least 500 MMcf/d.[13][14] Phases I and II of the Energía Mayakan expansion project (also known as Cuxtal-Mayakan expansion Phase II and Phase III) are expected to take two to three years to complete.[14]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "¡Aceleramos el crecimiento industrial con gas natural!". ENGIE. Retrieved 2023-08-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pipeline project to relieve Yucatan Peninsula gas shortages | S&P Global Platts". S&P Global / Platts. February 4, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Beneficiará a sureste gasoducto Cuxtal I". El Norte. February 5, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Alistan operación del gasoducto Cuxtal l". Reforma. October 2, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Anuncian gasoducto Cuxtal-Mayakán de ENGIE". Energía y Debate. January 31, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Evaluación energética de la península de Yucatán: Vías para un sistema energético limpio y sustentable" (PDF). 21st Century Power Partnership. September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Mexico Embraces Gas, Scorns Renewable Energy". Global Issues. April 18, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Arturo Solís (January 31, 2020). "Engie invertirá 500 mdp en gasoducto para Península de Yucatán". Negocios • Forbes México.
  9. "Cuxtal interconnection unlikely to solve Yucatán's gas dilemma". BNamericas. June 8, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Inicia en Chiapas construcción de gasoducto Cuxtal 1 de Pemex". La Jornada. January 31, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Segundo Informe de Labores (p 54)" (PDF). SENER (Secretaría de Energía). September 1, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Plan de Negocios 2022-2026" (PDF). CFE. December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Gas Pipeline To Yucatan Region To Ease Gas Shortages | Pipeline Technology Journal". Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Gasoducto Cuxtal: gas natural a la región y posible baja de precios de electricidad". Energía Hoy. February 6, 2020. {{cite news}}: no-break space character in |title= at position 30 (help)

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