TransCanada Corp. is placing a bet on Mexico’s demand for fuels.
The Calgary-based pipeline owner is joining with the Mexican company Sierra Oil & Gas to build an $800 million marine terminal and pipeline in the Mexican port of Tuxpan, the companies said in a statement. The project will transport gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to central Mexico.
Mexico, the largest importer of U.S. fuel, gets an infrastructure boost. The nation relies on imports for 55 percent of its gasoline needs, according to June data from Petroleos Mexicanos, the state-owned oil company. Pemex has struggled to process enough crude at its six refineries and has said it’s seeking partners to help with operations and improvements.