Tarahumara Gas Pipeline

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Tarahumara Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Mexico.[1] It is also known as the Chihuahua Corridor Pipeline or the Gasoducto Corredor Chihuahua.


The pipeline runs from the US-Mexico border near Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua to the El Encino compressor station south of Chihuahua, Chihuahua.

Its route passes through the Gloria a Dios compressor station south of Ciudad Juarez and the Samalayuca M&R (metering and regulating) station near Samalayuca, Chihuahua.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Fermaca[3]
  • Parent Company: Fermaca
  • Current capacity: 850 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 238 miles / 381 km[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Financing: US$472 million debt financing from Banamex, Banobras, MUFG, Crédit Agricole, ING, Nafinsa and Scotiabank[4]
  • Start Year: 2013[3][5]


The pipeline is owned and operated by Fermaca.[1] The project was launched in 2012 under a 25-year agreement with Mexico's CFE (Comisión Federal de Electricidad), and construction was completed in 2013. The pipeline connects with Fermaca's Roadrunner pipeline at the U.S.-Mexico border near San Elizario, Texas, forming part of a network that transports natural gas from the Permian Basin to Mexico.[6][7]


The primary financing deal for the pipeline consisted of US$472m construction financing from Banamex, Banobras, MUFG, Crédit Agricole, ING, Nafinsa and Scotiabank. In May 2014, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Crédit Agricole and ING were the bookrunners for a US$550m bond issue to be used for refinancing of the project.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Corredor Chihuahua pipeline (Tarahumara), CFE, accessed October 2018
  2. "MANIFESTACIÓN DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL MODALIDAD REGIONAL "TARAHUMARA"" (PDF). Semarnat México (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales). Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Estatus de gasoductos (p 6)" (PDF). SENER (Secretaría de Energía de México). October 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tarahumara Pipeline Refinancing 2014, IJGlobal, accessed Aug. 18, 2020
  5. "About Us – Our History". Fermaca. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  6. "Modificación a Proyectos, Referencia: 08Cl2008G0001, Modificación del proyecto "Tarahumara"" (PDF). SEMARNAT (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales). October 30, 2015.
  7. "Gasoducto en Chihuahua, el más afectado: CFE por apagón". Puente Libre. February 15, 2021.

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