PRESS RELEASE

Four years after its creation CENAGAS is strengthened with state-of-the-art technology

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

This press release from Mexico's Ministry of Energy and National Center for Natural Gas Control was published using an automatic translation system.

Four years after its creation, the National Center for Control of Natural Gas (CENAGAS) has implemented state-of-the-art technologies to achieve its objectives.

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In his message David Madero Suárez said that, with the support of technology and international best practices, CENAGAS works on the safety and operation of its pipelines, which will allow to seek operational excellence from both the manager and the carrier. He stressed that the rehabilitation and modernization of infrastructure are actions that contribute to the tireless work of transporting natural gas under the principles of safety, efficiency and effectiveness.

At the ceremony of the fourth anniversary of CENAGAS, was attended by the Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, who said that CENAGAS as an organism born of the Energy Reform, plays an essential role in the task of guaranteeing the country the supply continuous, reliable and safe natural gas.

He indicated that during this last year, CENAGAS has had great advances and achievements, both in the role of manager and in the transporter of the molecule. In this sense, Coldwell said that the Center obtained the final permit, granted by the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) as an independent manager of the Integrated National Natural Gas Transportation and Storage System (SISTRANGAS), and redesigned the fare zones from six that existed to nine, which will allow marketers and users to have access to more equitable prices in relation to the volume of consumption and distance traveled by the energy sector.

The Secretary of Energy explained that CENAGAS renewed 97 percent of capacity reserve contracts equivalent to 6,300 million cubic feet per day, and its periods of validity range from 1 to 20 years. "This fact allows a more efficient management of the pipes, since it allows us to know and predict the amount of gas that will be transported by them, in the immediate and medium term," he added.

For his part, the General Secretary of the Trade Union of Workers of the Center, Bladimir Becerril Torres, on behalf of his members endorsed their commitment to continue working for CENAGAS, and exhorted them in the commitment of daily work to make the institution an institution at the forefront be up to the demanding and competitive global energy market.

Finally, the Director General thanked and acknowledged to his collaborators the commitment for the hard daily work, the spirit of innovation and the enthusiasm shown, not without first pointing out that the mission of CENAGAS is not a short term, but rather a future project which will require union and collective effort aimed at the same direction and objective: guarantee the safe, reliable and efficient supply of natural gas in all corners of the Mexican Republic.