Tamazunchale Gas Pipeline

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Tamazunchale Gas Pipeline is an operating gas pipeline in Veracruz, San Luis Potosí, and Querétaro states, Mexico.


The main pipeline runs from Naranjos (Veracruz state) to Tamazunchale (San Luis Potosí state) to El Sauz (Querétaro state), Mexico. A short spur pipeline runs from the main pipeline to the Tamazunchale combined cycle power plant.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: TC Energía[2]
  • Parent Company: TC Energy
  • Current capacity: 1455 million cubic feet per day
    • Naranjos-Tamazunchale segment: 825 million cubic feet per day[3]
    • Tamazunchale-El Sauz segment: 630 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 230 miles / 370 km
    • Naranjos-Tamazunchale segment: 81 miles / 130 km[2]
    • Tamazunchale-El Sauz segment: 149 miles / 240 km[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:
    • Naranjos – Tamazunchale segment: 2006[2]
    • Tamazunchale – El Sauz segment: 2014[2]


Starting from a junction with the Sistema Nacional de Gasoductos (SNG) at Naranjos on Mexico's Gulf Coast, the pipeline's first section transports natural gas to the Tamazunchale combined cycle power plant in Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosí; from here, the pipeline's second section continues west into Querétaro state, where it supplies the El Sauz combined cycle power station and rejoins the SNG on the outskirts of Pedro Escobedo.[2]

The original 130-kilometer section of the Tamazunchale Gas Pipeline, running from Naranjos to Tamazunchale, began operating in December 2006. The 240-kilometer extension, running from Tamazunchale to El Sauz, was completed in November 2014.[2]

Technical description

The Naranjos – Tamazunchale section of the pipeline is 30 inches in diameter, while the Tamazunchale – El Sauz is 30 to 36 inches in diameter.[2] The combined length of both sections is 370 km (230 mi), with a total capacity of 1455 million cubic feet per day, or 15 billion cubic meters per year.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. "Tamazunchale Pipeline (map)" (PDF). TC Energy. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Sistema Naranjos – El Sauz,", TC Energía website, accessed April 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Tamazunchale Pipeline,", TC Energy website, accessed April 2021.

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