November 2022, Vol. 249, No. 11


Mexico’s New Puerta al Sureste Gas Pipeline

By Mauro Nogarin, P&GJ Correspondent, South America 

(P&GJ) — The Puerta al Sureste gas pipeline project is being carried out by the Canadian company TC Energía in conjunction with the Mexican state-owned company Comisión Federal de la Electricidad (CFE).

The new 445-mile (715-km) pipeline will have a capacity of 1.3 Bcf/d (37 MMcm/d), which will be shipped to the southeastern region of Mexico. 

The Puerta al Sureste project is one of the most important energy projects in Mexico in recent years and combines land and underwater sections, to provide energy through CFE’s thermoelectric plants. 

The system will extend south along the coast from Tuxpan through the Gulf of Mexico to Coatzacoalcos and Dos Bocas at the TGNH compressor station in Tuxpan. The pipeline will continue out into the ocean, finally making landfall in the towns of Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz) and Dos Bocas (Tabasco). 

Swiss company Allseas won a contract with TC Energia to install the offshore section of the gas pipeline in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The agreement includes engineering and construction, as well as the manufacture of connection structures. 

Construction work will begin in late 2023, and the pipeline is expected to be in service by mid-2025. 

For TC Energy, this is its second major project in Mexico, following the construction of the 425-mile (685-km) Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline inaugurated at the end of 2019. 

TC Energy will build the new deepwater gas pipeline with an investment of $4.5 billion in association with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).  

German company Europipe GmbH received the order to supply the 36-inch pipe (DN 914 mm) for the project, which in its first phase will require 265,000 tons of pipe. 

Related Articles


{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}