Gas pipelines

IEnova owns and operates natural gas and LPG transportation, storage and compression systems in the states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Sonora and Tamaulipas.

These systems include:

  • More than 500 km of natural gas transportation pipelines with installed capacity to transport more than 5.7 billion cubic feet per day (bpcd) of natural gas;
  • Six natural gas compression stations with a total power output of over 160,000 HP;
  • 190 km of LPG pipelines with an installed capacity to transport 30,000 barrels per day (bld) (1.6 mthd) of LPG and
  • Terminals with a total storage capacity of 120,000 bl (6.6 mth) of LPG.

All our gas transportation systems, compression stations and our LPG storage terminal in Guadalajara have long-term capacity contracts. Our gas pipelines include:

  • Gasoducto Rosarito (GR) is a bi-directional system located in Baja California consisting of three segments with a total length of 302 km and a 30,000 HP compression station. It interconnects with the pipelines systems in the United States.
  • Transportadora de Gas Natural of Baja California(TGN) is a bi-directional system that interconnects with Gasoducto Rosarito and pipeline systems in the United States. It is composed of 45 km of pipelines and an 8,000 HP compression station.
  • Gasoducto Aguaprieta is a system that consists of a 13 km-long natural gas pipeline that runs from the Mexico-U.S. border to the Fuerza y Energía Naco – Nogales combined-cycle power plant located southeast of the city of Agua Prieta, Sonora, which provides electricity to the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).
  • Estación de Compresión Naco is a compression station with a power output of more than 14,000 HP. The compression station forms part of the Naco-Hermosillo natural gas transportation system, which is owned by Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica (PGPB)
  • Gasoductos de Chihuahua is our joint venture with PGPB, which owns the San Fernando gas pipeline, the Samalayuca gas pipeline, the TDF LPG pipeline and its adjacent storage terminal, the Gloria a Dios compression station and the LPG terminal in Guadalajara. Construction of the ethane pipeline that will run through the states of Tabasco, Chiapas and Veracruz and construction of Ramones I began during 2013.
  • Gasoducto Sonora In 2012, the CFE awarded IEnova two contracts for the construction and operation of a pipeline started during 2012 and began construction of Ramones I during 2013. The first 505 km-long segment will transport natural gas from Sasabe to Guaymas, in the state of Sonora, and the second segment of 330 km in length will transport the fuel from Guaymas to El Oro, in Sinaloa.