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TransCanada awarded $400 million Mexican natural gas pipeline

413-kilometre pipeline will connect with the $1-billion Topolobampo pipeline the company was awarded last week.


November 5, 2012
by The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Mexican authorities have awarded TransCanada Corp. another natural gas pipeline contract.

The Calgary-based company said it will invest about US$400 million in a 413-kilometre pipeline between El Oro and Mazatlan, near Mexico’s west coast.

The 61-centimetre-diameter pipeline has a contracted capacity of 202 million cubic feet a day and is expected to be in service in the fourth quarter of 2016, TransCanada said.

The Mazatlan pipeline will connect with the US$1-billion Topolobampo pipeline that TransCanada was awarded last week.

TransCanada will build, own and operate the two new pipelines through its Mexican subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas Natural del Noroeste.

Both projects are supported by 25-year natural gas transportation service contracts with the Comision Federal de Electricidad, or CFE, Mexico’s federal power company.

©The Canadian Press