Guadalajara Gas Pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor
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Guadalajara Gas Pipeline, also known as the Guadalajara-CT Manzanillo pipeline, is an operating gas pipeline in Colima and Jalisco states, Mexico.


The pipeline runs between Manzanillo (Colima state) and El Salto (Jalisco state), Mexico.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: TransCanada México
  • Parent Company: TransCanada Corporation
  • Current capacity: 8.9 billion cubic meters per year
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 192 miles / 310 km
  • Diameter: 24 inches, 30 inches
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2011


The pipeline began operating in June 2011.[2] Its route passes through Manzanillo, Armería, Tecomán, Coquimatlán, Colima and Cuauhtémoc in Colima state and Pihuamo, Tuxpan, Zapotiltic, Zapotlán el Grande, Gómez Farías, Sayula, Atoyac, Teocuitatlán de Corona, Zacoalco de Torres, Jocotepec, Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Juanacatlán y El Salto in Jalisco state.[3]

Technical description

The pipeline, operated by TransCanada Mexico, is 24 to 30 inches in diameter[2] and 310 km (192 mi) long, with the capacity to transport 860 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, or 8.9 billion cubic meters per year.[4] From its western terminus at the LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal in Manzanillo, Colima state, it supplies 500 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to the Manuel Álvarez Moreno power plant in Manzanillo (operated by Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad) and feeds another 360 million cubic feet per day into Mexico's national pipeline system at El Salto, near Guadalajara.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. "Sistema Manzanillo – Guadalajara". TC Energía (in español). Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Sistema Manzanillo – Guadalajara,", TransCanada México website, accessed March 2018.
  3. "TransCanada lanza convocatoria para estudio del mercado en Colima y Jalisco,", TransCanada México website, accessed March 2018.
  4. "Guadalajara Pipeline,", TransCanada México website, accessed March 2018.

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