Energia Mayakan Pipeline

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The Energia Mayakan Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Mexico.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Pemex natural gas processing center in Nuevo Pemex (Tabasco state) to power plants in Mérida and Valladolid (Yucatan state), passing en route through the Macuspana CS1 station near Ciudad Pemex, Tabasco and the CS2 compression station near Champoton, Campeche. [1][2][3] The proposed expansion would continue the pipeline from Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico to Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico.[4]

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Project Details


The pipeline is owned and operated by Engie, in partnership with GE Capital and the specialist energy investment fund EXI CKD.[3] The original pipeline measured 700 km (435 miles) and cost US$266 million to develop.[1] Between 2015 and 2016, in response to growing natural gas demand on the Yucatán Peninsula, the company invested US$154 million to extend the pipeline an additional 80 km (50 miles).[4]

Power plants supplied by the Energía Mayakan pipeline include the Mérida III and Mérida 4 power stations in Mérida, and the Valladolid III and Felipe Carrillo Puerto power stations in Valladolid.[9]

Expansion Location

A proposed expansion would continue the pipeline 99 miles from Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico to Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico.[8]

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Expansion Project Details, Phase I

  • Parent Company: Engie (67.5%)[6], GE Capital and Mexico Infrastructure Partners (EXI CKD) (32.5%)[3]
  • Proposed capacity: 100 million cubic feet per day[7]
  • Length: 99 miles / 159 kilometers[8]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year:

Expansion Project Details, Phase II

  • Parent Company: Engie (67.5%)[6], GE Capital and Mexico Infrastructure Partners (EXI CKD) (32.5%)[3]
  • Proposed capacity: 200 million cubic feet per day[7]
  • Current Length: 0 miles / 0 kilometers
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year:

Expansion Background

The proposed US$300 million Phase I expansion, also known as Cuxtal-Mayakan Phase II[7][10], would extend the pipeline by 99 miles (159 km) from Valladolid into the province of Quintana Roo.[8] The Phase I expansion, originally scheduled for completion by 2020, would increase the transport capacity of the Energía Mayakan pipeline and the adjacent Cuxtal Gas Pipeline to 350 mmcf/d.[7]

An additional expansion phase, known as Mayakan expansion Phase II or Cuxtal-Mayakan Phase III[10], would increase capacity of both pipelines to 550 mmcf/d. The Phase II expansion was originally scheduled for completion by 2022.[7]

As of July 2022, there had been no further development of either expansion plan.[11] However, Engie's 2021 Annual Financial Report, together with a May 2022 interview with Engie's COO Ana Laura Ludlow, confirmed that the company remained committed to expanding the Mayakan pipeline, pending approval from Mexico's CFE (Mexico's federal electricity commission).[12][5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 TransCanada completes 700 km Energia Mayakan natural gas pipeline, Alexander's Gas and Oil Connections, Sep. 24, 1999
  2. "Presentación" (PDF). Energía Mayakan, S. de R.L. de C.V.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Pipeline project to relieve Yucatan Peninsula gas shortages". S&P Global / Platts. February 4, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Energía MAYAKAN". Energía Mayakan website. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Engie Sees 'Incredible Development Potential' in Mexican Southeast Region, COO Says". NGI (Natural Gas Intelligence). May 20, 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "More Natural Gas on the Way to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula for Cleaner Power Generation from GDF SUEZ-GE Mayakan Pipeline | GE News". www.ge.com. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 TC, IEnova complete Texas-Mexico gas export line, Argus Media, Jun. 11, 2019
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 ENGIE to Expand Mexican Natural Gas Pipeline, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Jun. 8, 2017
  9. "Ampliación de Infraestructura para Atender la Demanda de Energía Eléctrica en la Península de Yucatán" (PDF). CFE / Engie. February 1, 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Gasoducto Cuxtal: gas natural a la región y posible baja de precios de electricidad". Energía Hoy. February 6, 2020.
  11. "El sureste y el innecesario derroche". SDP Noticias. July 4, 2022.
  12. "Universal Registration Document 2021" (PDF). Engie. March 2022.

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