Record gas exportation to Mexico in April
In the first weeks of April, American gas exports to Mexico reached a peak of almost 7 billion cubic feet per day. The increase in supplies has been encouraged by the rise in temperatures in Mexico – around 25 degrees Celsius, about 5 degrees higher than the seasonal average – which have caused increased demand for electricity for air conditioning. At the beginning of April, Mexican power plants burned 4.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day; by April 2020, they had burned about 1 billion cubic feet less per day, but demand was negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. By April 2019, the gap had been 500 million cubic feet lower than current volumes.