Sur de Texas-Tuxpan (Marino) Gas Pipeline
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Sur de Texas-Tuxpan (Marino) Gas Pipeline (also known as South Texas-Tuxpan Gas Pipeline) is an operating natural gas pipeline in the United States and Mexico.
The pipeline runs from the Gulf of Mexico near Port of Brownsville, Texas, to Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico.
- Parent: TC Energy (60.00%), Sempra Energy (40.00%-as IEnova)
- Capacity: 2,600 million cubic feet per day
- Length: 480 miles / 772 km
- Status: Operating
- Cost: US$3.1 billion
- Start Year: 2019
Built by Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG), a joint venture between TC Energy (60%) and Sempra Energy’s Mexican unit IEnova (40%), the $3.1bn South Texas-Tuxpan Gas Pipeline was developed by Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) as Mexico's first undersea pipeline. TC Energy invested US$1.3 billion in the project.
At its northern terminus in Texas, the pipeline connects with the Nueces to Brownsville pipeline; at its southern terminus in Mexico, it connects with the Tuxpan-Tula gas pipeline. The pipeline supplies natural gas to new power plants in Tamaulipas and Veracruz states.
The pipeline had reached near full capacity as of March 2021, and by July 2021 it appeared poised to surpass the Los Ramones Gas Pipeline as Mexico's main source of natural gas. Usage of the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline was expected to increase with the anticipated opening of the Tula-Villa de Reyes Pipeline later in 2021.
In November 2021, CFE announced a $4.5 billion offshore expansion of the Sur de Texas Tuxpan pipeline.
Articles and resources
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