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Cenagas had announced its intentions earlier this month.
The open season is designed to increase the number of users on the pipeline network, and Cenagas invites interested parties to submit natural gas transportation requests, specifying the quantity of capacity required.
The description and characteristics of Sistrangas, as well as the requirements for interested parties, are available in Spanish.
The open season runs for one year, from March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Requests for capacity will be received from November 28 to December 23. Contracts are due to be signed from January 30.
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Sistrangas is the interconnected transportation system that is integrated for price purposes, comprising the national pipeline network and six peripheral networks. The system totals 10,068km, including the Jáltipan-Salina Cruz stretch, with a total transportation capacity of around 6.31Bf3/d.
The system has 27 connection points for injection and 112 for natural gas extraction. The energy regulatory commission (CRE) has assigned national oil company Pemex and state utility CFE the necessary capacity for their operations, while the remaining capacity is available to private firms.
Mexico is engaged in a major pipeline expansion program. The country's energy minister Pedro Joaquín Coldwell said this week that the program is now 78% complete, and that investment will total US$12bn.