Good morning! After the gas pipeline conflict between CFE and private operators was resolved, these facilities started to operate again. In fact, in the Texas-Tuxpan pipeline, injection is set to increase to cope with the country’s power thirst. In addition, CFE releases long-term plan to ensure electricity supply in Baja California Sur, that together with Baja California rely as the only states that remain disconnected from the National Interconnected System (SIN).

The NYC Climate Week is around the corner, taking place next September 23-29, followed by Santiago’s Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 25) happening in Chile next December. Recent announcements point out that the UK will be the 2020 host. A Typhoon causes fires at Japan’s largest floating PV plant and a drone attack at Saudi Aramco’s facilities pushes oil prices up at its highest levels since 1988.

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CFE and Fermaca reach agreement that represents US$672 million in savings for the utility.

This ensures the transportation of natural gas in La Laguna-Aguascalientes and Villa de Reyes- Aguascalientes-Guadalajara pipelines for 20 years

Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline starts operations.

A week after President López Obrador reached an agreement with gas transporters, natural gas injection increased from 1,000 cbf to 50,000 cbf, says S&P Global Platts

Baja California Sur to increase its capacity by 472MW in 2022.

In the short-term, this strategy includes the modernization of Baja California’s internal combustion plant and the installation of four generation mobile units that together will add 138MW to the grid

IFC and Banco Sabadell signed US$100 million loan to boost sustainable projects in Mexico.

Banco Sabadell will administer the loan and channel these funds to clients seeking to develop hotel projects and green buildings that promote practices such as efficient energy use, rational water management, waste removal and reduction of emissions


Japan’s largest floating PV plant catches fire after Typhoon Faxai impact.

The solar plant covers around 44 acres of water and features 50,904 solar modules provided by Kyocera corporation. According to firefighters, the extent of the fire involved 50 panels.

Saudi oil attacks push prices up by highest amount since 1988

The attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure led to the biggest jump in global prices since 1988 by wiping out 5.7m barrels of production a day – 5% of the world’s oil supply.

Engie expects that half of its renewable projects come from PPA deals.

Between 2019-21, the French IPP aims to develop 4.5GW through three-year PPAs out of a total development portfolio of 9GW. Only in the US, the company has signed close to 3GW.

Saudi Arabia names new Energy Minister.

Prince Absulaziz relieved Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih from his post, less than a week after he was removed as chairman of the state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco

UK to host COP26 in Glasgow next 2020 in partnership with Italy. This follows the PM’s commitment at the G7 Summit in Biarritz to ensure that the COP26 Summit addresses both climate change and biodiversity as two sides of the same coin

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