Sásabe-Guaymas Gas Pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor


This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

The Sásabe-Guaymas Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Mexico.[1] Together with the adjoining Guaymas-El Oro Pipeline, it is also known as the Sonora pipeline or Gasoducto Sonora.[2][3]


The pipeline runs north-south through Mexico's Sonora state. Starting at a connection with the Samalayuca-Sásabe Gas Pipeline near Sásabe on the Arizona-Sonora border[4], it reaches Mexico's Pacific coast at Puerto Libertad, then continues south to the coastal city of Guaymas, where it links up with the Guaymas-El Oro pipeline.[5]

Loading map...

Project Details


The pipeline is operated by IEnova and owned by Sempra Energy. Commercial operations began in December 2014[6], upon completion of the construction of the pipeline's first section between Sásabe and Puerto Libertad; the second section from Puerto Libertad to Guaymas was finished in December 2015.[7] The pipeline currently supplies gas to the 770 MW Empalme I power station and may eventually also feed the proposed AMIGO LNG Terminal in Puerto Libertad.[8]


The Sásabe-Guaymas Gas Pipeline and the connecting Guaymas-El Oro pipeline have generated opposition from an indigenous Yaqui group in Loma de Bácum, Sonora state, whose members say they never agreed to construction of a nine-mile section of pipeline that crosses their land. In an August 2017 protest, members of the community used a backhoe to remove a 25-foot section of the Guaymas-El Oro pipeline, disrupting operations and perpetuating an ongoing legal battle with IEnova.[9][10]

Articles and resources


  1. Subieron la luz y la gasolina, pero en CFE y Pemex siguen las pérdidas, La Opinión de Poza Rica, March 2, 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Informe Anual Financiero 2013 (p 36)". IEnova. April 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Beyond Energy: Our Sustainability and Financial Report (pp 232, 365)"" (PDF). IEnova. 2019.
  4. "Manifestación de Impacto Ambiental, Modalidad Regional "Proyecto Samalayuca - Sásabe" (pp 5, 6 & 11)" (PDF). SEMARNAT (Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales). 2015.
  5. "Estatus de la Infraestructura de Gas Natural" (PDF). SENER (Secretaría de Energía). October 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Annual Report 2021 (p 139)". IEnova (Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.P.I. de C.V.). April 25, 2022.
  7. "Estatus de la Infraestructura de Gas Natural (pp 8-9)" (PDF). SENER (Secretaría de Energía de México). October 2019.
  8. Lenton, Christopher (August 29, 2022). "Amigo LNG Looks to Leverage Offtake Interest, Pipeline Capacity to Fast-Track Mexico Project". NGI (Natural Gas Intelligence).
  9. "Protesters Turn to Vandalism to Delay IEnova’s Mexico NatGas Pipeline,", Natural Gas Intel, December 26, 2017
  10. "Problems in the pipeline for Sempra's subsidiary in Mexico,", San Diego Union-Tribune, February 7, 2018

Related GEM.wiki articles