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Construction of the “Cuxtal II” natural gas pipeline of Mayakán Energy is inaugurated

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The Yucatan Peninsula continues to advance towards greater competitiveness, with the start of construction of the new natural gas pipeline “Cuxtal II” of Energía Mayakán.

This project will guarantee the supply of electric energy to continue with the historic moment that the state of Yucatan is experiencing, turning it into the new border with the east coast of the United States, generating more and better-paid jobs.

This project guarantees that the gas needed by the local industry arrives constantly and on time.

With this expansion, the capacity will go from 250 million cubic feet per day to 520 million cubic feet per day, with which the power plants (current and new ones) will be able to work with natural gas, and then, yes, the electricity bill for homes and businesses will finally go down (for a change).

At Hacienda Uayamón, located in the state of Campeche, representing Vila Dosal, the head of the Secretariat of Economic Development and Labor (Sefoet) Ernesto Herrera Novelo, together with the director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Manuel Bartlett Díaz, and the Governor of Campeche, Layda Sansores San Román, headed yesterday the start-up of this work that will provide the state and the entire region with equal conditions and capacities.

The expansion of the gas pipeline represents a significant investment of more than 2 billion US dollars, which includes the construction of 700 km of pipeline with 3 new compression stations. This will allow a total of up to 567 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to reach the south-southeast for the next 20-30 years.

Before the Secretary of Energy of Mexico, Miguel Ángel Maciel Torres, and the designated Ambassador of France in Mexico, Delphine Borione, Herrera Novelo acknowledged that this is the vision that is shared with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, making not only the north of the country more competitive, but also the south-southeast, an area that had faced decades of backwardness, compared to places like Nuevo León and those of Bajío, which have been modernizing and becoming more competitive thanks to the fact that they have had infrastructure such as natural gas for many years.

In this sense, the official indicated that now with the construction of this new gas pipeline, the potential will be much greater and more and better employment opportunities will arrive.

In the presence of the Executive Vice President of Infrastructure of ENGIE Group, Cécile Prévieu, the head of Sefoet recalled that when the administration began, only 40 to 50 million cubic feet per day reached the Mayakan pipeline and, today, the current demand for natural gas is already being covered because it is almost reaching its maximum capacity, which is 250 million cubic feet per day.

However, he continued, 2 new Combined Cycle Plants are being built, one in Mérida and another in Valladolid, which, together with the existing ones, need a greater volume of natural gas, which makes this project even more important because it will allow the proper functioning of these plants.

“With this expansion, electricity will be produced at lower prices, which will make us more competitive to take advantage of the opportunities of Nearshoring that is coming, but this is not all, it will also have a social benefit for families because they will have lower electricity rates and a better response to blackouts,” he stressed.

He also thanked President López Obrador and recognized the CFE and the Engie company for their commitment and effort to make this expansion possible, “in this way and with the model that works for us, working in a coordinated manner, is how great projects are achieved to give results to our people.”

In this sense, Herrera Novelo pointed out that in Yucatán we are teaming up with the Federal Government to promote other projects that are laying the foundations for the Yucatán we want for the future, such as the expansion of the Progreso Deepwater Port, the Mayan Train, as well as the improvement of our hospital infrastructure with the construction of three public hospitals at the same time: the General Naval de Progreso, the one in Ticul and the new O’Horán.”

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