On February 21, the chief hearing examiner of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued a recommended decision on New Mexico Gas Company’s application for permission to build, own and operate an LNG storage facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
New Mexico Gas Company is disappointed with the recommendation that the Commission should not approve a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. The Company is carefully reviewing the recommended decision, which will be discussed at an open meeting of the PRC in March. The Commission will issue a final order in the next few weeks.
About Our Proposed LNG Storage Facility
Hear Tom Bullard, NMGC VP of Engineering and Technical Services, discuss how our LNG project would benefit our customers by enhancing system reliability and offering protection from market swings in the price of natural gas.
Learn How A Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Facility Works
Explore how an LNG Storage Facility works in this animated journey.
its volume to make it 600 times smaller than the gaseous
form. This process is known as liquefaction. LNG is cooled to
minus-260 degrees Fahrenheit for safe storage or transport.
The process of warming the liquefied product to return it to
its gaseous state is called regasification or vaporization.
Facility Benefit Our Customers?
certainty about access to stored gas when
it’s needed most, especially on the coldest
winter days or during supply constraints.
Assessment of storage options
Preliminary stakeholder engagement application to build, own and operate the LNG facility field with NMPRC
Ongoing stakeholder engagement NMPRC process, including the
Decision on NMPRC process land acquisition engineering and procurement construction contracting permitting
Construction to begin in 2025
and continue through 2026
Project delivery, LNG storage facility
in service for 2026-2027 winter
NEW MEXICO GAS COMPANY
As the largest natural gas distribution utility in the state, New Mexico Gas Company provides service to more than 540,000 homes and businesses and about 1.3 million people throughout New Mexico. The Company has more than 700 employees in 26 offices, who are responsible for safely and reliably operating 12,300 miles of pipelines across the state. New Mexico Gas Company is a subsidiary of Emera Inc. Our website is www.nmgco.com