/ Modified nov 20, 2017 4:40 p.m.

Mexico and U.S. Move Toward Creation of Energy Block

The relationship is meant to reduce dependence on the rest of the world for energy needs.

Nafta energy oil gas electricity mexico hero A worker leaves a petrochemical complex in Veracruz. (PHOTO: Lorne Matalon, Fronteras Desk)

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico and the U.S. are planning to create a cross-border energy relationship that ultimately will eliminate both countries’ dependence on the rest of the world for oil, electricity and natural gas.

The two countries are working on several strategies to continue sharing energy resources and increase their strength as a region. 

Guillermo García Alcocer, president of Mexico’s Commission for Energy Regulation, said the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. is very positive, energy-wise. Representatives from both countries met last week in Houston and committed to make the North American region independent from the rest of the world. 

As for the energy exchange in the Sonora-Arizona region, García Alcocer says that power interconnectivity is making progress, while gas investment keeps growing. The goal is to double the number of pipes that feed gas from the US to Mexico. 

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This story is from the Fronteras Desk, a collaboration of Southwestern public radio stations, including NPR 89.1. Read more from the Fronteras Desk.
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