Kinder Morgan Gas Natural de México S. de R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, has announced the start of a binding open season to solicit interest for incremental firm natural gas transportation service on its Mier-Monterrey pipeline, which would expand capacity to approximately 1.340 Bcf/d. The expansion project, which would be completed by 4Q 2017, will consist of the looping of the existing Mier-Monterrey pipeline system from the Mexico-US border to Huinalá, Nuevo León, Mexico, and a new lateral from Pesquería, Nuevo León, Mexico, to Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico.
“We received significant interest from our initial open season on this project as natural gas demand in Mexico continues to increase,” said Duane Kokinda, president of Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Midstream. “The proposed looping project utilizes and expands upon our existing assets to provide a low-cost option for additional capacity to transport natural gas produced in the US to the growing industrial and power-generating markets in and around Monterrey, Nuevo León.”
The open season bid period begins on 13 August 2015, and ends at 5 p.m. central time on 22 August 2015.