Pemex allows pipeline access to private companies

Mexican state-oil company Pemex began allowing private companies to use its pipeline infrastructure on 26 October 2016 (Forbes). Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquín Coldwell announced the start of ‘open season’ for use of Pemex infrastructure and called the measure a significant step toward the liberalization of Mexico’s gas industry (El Financiero). In the initiative, 40 percent of pipeline capacity will be dedicated to Pemex processing and power generation, while private companies will use the remaining 60 percent for their operations (El Financiero and Forbes). Coldwell revealed the opening of pipelines to the private sector seeks to maximize the use of existing infrastructure (Forbes).