New Mexico firm seeks to export Natural Gas to Mexico

New Mexico Gas Co. will seek a federal permit to build the states first natural gas pipeline to Mexico.The $5 million project would extend the companys existing pipeline in Santa Teresa about five miles to the U.S.-Mexico border and enlarge the pipeline.

Additional facilities would need to be built on the Mexican side of the border before exports of gas could begin, The Albuquerque Journal reports.

New Mexico Gas is the states largest natural gas utility, serving more than 515,000 customers. The company expects the permit process will take a few months.