NextEra Energy Moves into the Eagle Ford

Deal Includes Texas-Mexico Pipeline
Eagle Ford Deals

Eagle Ford Deals

NextEra Energy Partners LP will purchase NET Midstream to gain foothold in the Eagle Ford.

Related:  Oil & Gas Deals in the Eagle Ford

NextEra Energy Partners LP announced this month that they are moving forward with a deal to purchase NET Midstream, which will include seven natural gas pipelines in Texas.  The $2.1 billion deal will give the company future potential to ship 1billion cubic feet of shale gas a day. The largest asset in NextEra’s acquisition will be pipelines that deliver gas to Mexico under a 20-year contract with Pemex, the state-owned energy company.

Related:Eagle Ford Shale and Mexico: An Important Partnership

NextEra Chief Financial Officer Moray Dewhurst told Bloomberg that “Natural gas demand in Mexico has been growing substantially. At the same, time Mexico-based natural gas supply has been declining, which we believe increases Mexico’s need for U.S. gas.”

Through this deal, NextEra will move into the Eagle Ford by purchasing a pipeline that connects to U.S. and Mexican markets and the Monument Pipeline, along with four smaller lines that supply power plants and households.

Mexico has been anxious to increase its imports for natural gas and has been working lots of deals since the country’s energy reforms were passed last year. Mexico’s current demand for the commodity is currently outstripping its ability to provide the demand.


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Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford oil and gas play taking place across South TX. She is a freelance writer with an extensive communications, PR, and staff writing background.
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