November 26, 2012
An El Paso power company is trying to build a natural gas project crossing the Arizona border to power Mexican towns. But the project is meeting some resistance, including that of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners wants to build a natural gas pipeline that will extend from just north of Tucson, through a wildlife refuge, across the Mexican border, and leading into a system in Mexico. It’s an ambitious project, among the first of its kind across the border. It’s driven by a boom in natural gas production in the U.S.
If the pipeline is approved, it will connect to a 625-mile-long pipeline in Mexico that will fuel cities along Sonora’s Sea of Cortez, near Puerto Libertad, and the seaport of Guaymas.