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Mexico plans US$10B in energy infrastructure projects

The costliest single project is 500-mile underwater natural gas pipeline from South Texas



MEXICO CITY—The Mexican government has announced plans for nearly $10 billion worth of electricity and natural gas infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the port of Veracruz.

The Federal Electricity Commission said June 22 that the costliest project would be the 500-mile underwater pipeline for carrying natural gas from South Texas. The pipeline is intended to go into operation in June 2018.

Officials hope that facilitating the importation of cheap natural gas will help lower Mexico’s electricity rates.

Other projects include power plants, electricity distribution, transmission lines and electrical substations.

Mexico passed a broad overhaul of its energy sector last year aimed in part at attracting more investment to electricity and petroleum.

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