Mexico could have a bright future as a key net importer, while still being an exporter, experts concluded at Hart Energy’s recently held Midstream Texas conference and exhibition.

Currently, Mexico imports more oil and gas products than it exports, according to Brandon Seale, president of Howard Energy México, a subsidiary of Howard Energy Partners. That is, if refined, finished and petrochemical products are removed from the equation and offset with crude exports—and through 2022, that picture could be “pretty acute.”