The Mexican subsidiary of US firm Sempra Energy will bid to build the Topolobampo pipeline branch.
The country has identified which regions have the cheapest gas supply.
BNamericas looks at the major talking points from Brazil's 14th oil and gas licensing round, in which ExxonMobil announced its return to the South American country and hinted at bigger things to come at pre-salt rights auctions.
Unable to reach consensus with union leaders over health care coverage and other issues, state oil company Ancap has been forced to import refined products that it would normally produce itself.
Marcio Balthazar da Silveira, a partner at oil and gas consultancy firm NatGas and a former manager at Petrobras, spoke to BNamericas about the opening of the Brazilian gas industry. "The industry needs a break in the paradigm," he says.