Mexico gas and power markets: 2020 year-in-review

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25 January 2021

Mexico gas and power markets: 2020 year-in-review

Report summary

2020 was fraught with many challenges. The combination of the global pandemic and regulatory hurdles for renewable energy generation fuelled uncertainty last year, causing turmoil in Mexico’s energy markets. When the lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures peaked during April and May, gas demand and power loads collapsed. Although clear signs of recovery became visible in June, the year ended with a 7% decrease in gas needs and a 2.5% decline in electricity requirements. In this insight, we explore 2020's continued regulatory uncertainty and the coronavirus impacts on gas and power markets.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Coronavirus douses the flames
  • Lockdown sinks energy load and local marginal prices
  • Regulatory uncertainty on the rise
  • Closing 2020: national blackout
  • A challenging recovery phase

Tables and charts

This report includes 4 images and tables including:

  • Mexico’s historical gas supply and demand
  • Mexico 2020’s year-over-year load change
  • Mexico’s monthly average local marginal price by region (2017 – 2020)
  • Hourly generation by region (27-29 December 2020)

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