February 2020, Vol. 247, No. 2


Mexico’s Pipeline Route Poses Terrain Hurdles

By Mauro Nogarin, Contributing Editor According to the analysts for the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), the consumption of electricity in Mexico will grow at an annual rate of 2.6% through 2031, largely due to constant population increase, expected to reach 138.4 million by the end of that period.  Rock and steep inclines pose challenges to crews constructing the Villa Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara pipeline. This, along with the economic growth of the central region of Mexico, has led to the construction of the Villa Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara gas pipeline, a 329-mile (529-km), 36-inch (914-mm) pipeline, with a capacit

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