Houston-based Spectra Energy announced Monday that its subsidiary Valley Crossing has been awarded $1.5 billion for a pipeline project by Mexico’s state-owned power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to provide natural gas transportation services from Texas that will meet Mexico’s growing electric generation needs.
The structure will provide clean-burning and reliable natural gas to support Mexico as it shifts from fuel oil to LNG. The pipeline project will add to Spectra’s strong asset portfolio, connect them to another key-demanding market, and add to their goal of securing $35 billion in capital expansion projects by 2020.
Spectra’s subsidiary will construct and operate a header system of more than 5 billion cubic feet per day near Nueces County, Texas and a 2.6/bcf/d pipeline starting at that same header and going into Brownsville, Texas. In Brownsville the pipeline will connect with the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline contracted by TransCanada that will extend to Mexico.