San Fernando Gas Pipeline

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San Fernando Gas Pipeline, also known as Gasoducto de Tamaulipas, is a natural gas pipeline in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.


The pipeline runs north-south through Tamaulipas state, starting near the United States border at the El Caracol compression station in Reynosa, and continuing south 114km to Los Indios compression station near San Fernando.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gasoductos de Chihuahua[2]
  • Parent Company: IEnova (Sempra Energy)[3]
  • Current capacity: 15.09 billion cubic meters per year[3]
  • Length: 71 miles / 114 km[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2003[4]


Gasoducto San Fernando, which feeds into Mexico’s SNG national pipeline network, began commercial operations in November 2003.[4] Gasoductos de Chihuahua holds the operations and maintenance contract for the pipeline, which was built by Italo-Argentine firm Techint.

Technical specifications

The pipeline is 114 kilometers (71 miles) in length, with a diameter of 36 inches. Its capacity is 1.46 billion cubic feet of gas per day, or 15.09 billion cubic meters per year.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. "San Fernando Pipeline Operational" BNAmericas, November 20, 2003
  2. "IEnova concreta la compra de Gasoductos de Chihuahua". Forbes México. September 27, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Beyond Energy: Our Sustainability & Financial Report 2019 (p 236)" (PDF). IEnova. April 30, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Reporte Anual 2016" (PDF). IEnova. December 31, 2016.

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