Tamazunchale pipeline extension now operational

TransCanada Corporation has placed into service the Tamazunchale Pipeline Extension, the most recent natural gas infrastructure project to be completed by TransCanada in Mexico.

“The completion of the Tamazunchale Pipeline Extension marks another milestone in our decade-long commitment to building new energy infrastructure in Mexicoâ€?, said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and CEO. “The successful completion of the extension will bring additional supplies of clean burning natural gas to power electric generation facilities in central Mexico.”


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The new USD 600M pipeline is an extension of the existing Tamazunchale Pipeline that links an LNG terminal and natural gas supplies from the east coast of Mexico and US to key power facilities in Tamazunchale. The extension begins at the end-point of the existing Tamazunchale Pipeline in the state of San Luis Potosi and extends through the states of Hidalgo and Queretaro, where it connects with Mexico’s National Pipeline System and serves a combined-cycle power generating facility near El Sauz, Queretaro.

TransCanada has a 25-year natural gas transportation service contract with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned power company. The pipeline extension is approximately 230km long and has a contracted capacity of 630MMCFD. The pipeline used a combination of 30â€? and 36â€? diameter pipe.