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] The proposed expansion would continue the pipeline from Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico to Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico.[3]

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Project Details

  • Parent Company: Engie
  • Current capacity: 250 million cubic feet per day[4]
  • Current length: 485 miles[5] / 780 km[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1999


The pipeline is owned and operated by Engie. 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).[3]

Expansion Location

A proposed expansion would continue the pipeline 99 miles from Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico to Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico.[5]

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Expansion Project Details, Phase I

  • Parent Company: Engie
  • Proposed capacity: 100 million cubic feet per day[4]
  • Length: 99 miles / 159 kilometers[5]
  • Status: Shelved
  • Start Year: 2020

Expansion Project Details, Phase II

  • Parent Company: Engie
  • Proposed capacity: 200 million cubic feet per day[4]
  • Current Length: 0 miles / kilometers
  • Status: Shelved
  • Start Year: 2022

Expansion Background

The proposed US$300 million Phase I expansion, also known as Cuxtal-Mayakan Phase II[4][6], would extend the pipeline by 99 miles (159 km) from Valladolid into the province of Quintana Roo.[5] The expansion would increase the transport capacity of the Energía Mayakan pipeline and the adjacent Cuxtal Gas Pipeline to 350 mmcf/d by 2020.[4]

An additional expansion phase, known as Mayakan expansion Phase II or Cuxtal-Mayakan Phase III[6], would increase capacity of both pipelines to 550 mmcf/d by 2022.[4]

Energía Mayakan still refers to these expansion plans on its company website.[3] However, there have been no development updates since 2017 and the expansion project is presumed to be shelved.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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 "Energía MAYAKAN". Energía Mayakan website. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 TC, IEnova complete Texas-Mexico gas export line, Argus Media, Jun. 11, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 ENGIE to Expand Mexican Natural Gas Pipeline, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Jun. 8, 2017
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Gasoducto Cuxtal: gas natural a la región y posible baja de precios de electricidad". Energía Hoy. February 6, 2020.

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