The Secretaries of Energy, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Environment and Natural Resources, Juan Jose Guerra Abud, and Director General of Petroleos Mexicanos, Emilio Lozoya Austin, accompanied by the governor of Nuevo Leon, Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, broke ground on the construction of the gas supply project "The Ramones", which will expand the capabilities of the national gas pipeline system for the benefit of domestic industry and the economy as a whole, ensuring the supply of natural gas.
The event, which took place in the compressor station The Ramones, Pemex Gas and Basic Petrochemicals, located in the Reynosa-Monterrey highway free marked the start of construction of infrastructure for gas transportation more important in the last 40 years in Mexico.
The project will require an investment of more than 2,500 million, includes the construction of a pipeline transportation system will increase the capacity of transport natural gas 2,100 million cubic feet per day, with a length of more than a thousand kilometers, which will run from the U.S. border, in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato up. Your start-up is scheduled for December 2015.
Similarly, The Ramones will supply about 20 percent of the demand for natural gas in the country, which is estimated to grow over the next 15 years at a 2.9 percent annual average.
In act, the director general of Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, said the project is critical to ensure the timely availability of gas at competitive prices, substantially alleviating the bottlenecks. The project, he said, will lead to investment, job creation, expansion of commercial, industrial and above all competitive activities. Lozoya stated that to meet the new challenges of growing demand, the Government of the Republic, through the Ministry Energy, managed to coordinate efforts to design the Comprehensive Strategy Supply Natural Gas, and to respond to market needs.
"This type of project is a guarantee that Mexico will join the energy revolution in North America. Meanwhile, Energy Secretary, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, noted that thanks to the driven strategy Governments of the Republic, took nine months followed in the country without the existence of critical alerts of shortage. said that President Enrique Pena Nieto is teaching us to fight against the idea that changes must occur gradually and sequentially, and that undertaken by the Federal Executive is a pollination of reforms, a simultaneous movement of all sectors, maturing resistors and get us out of the circles of iron that hinder the development of the productive forces.
Meanwhile, the head of SEMARNAT, Juan Jose Guerra, said The Ramones project that will contribute to the production of cleaner fuels and friendly to the environment, noting that Pemex complies with all environmental regulations for development. In turn the governor of Nuevo Leon, Rodrigo Medina, said that allow these works to harness the full energy potential of the country, to raise the quality of life of Mexicans. He stressed that the project will mean a boost to regional development in various productive sectors. director general of Pemex Gas and Basic Petrochemicals, Alejandro Martinez Sibaja, said that input, The Ramones consume about 355 tons of steel, of which the first 55 thousand will be for the construction of the initial 118 miles, which are in charge of a company 100 percent Mexican.
Phase I of this strategic project join Camargo, Tamaulipas border with the United States, with Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon. Petroleos Mexicanos defined implementation of Phase II of two Ramones city called North and South Ramones.
Specifically, Ramones covers 441 kms North of Los Ramones to Villa Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, two compressor stations, in turn Ramones South comprises 287 kms long, SLP Guanajuato, and a station.