Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra, announced that Energía Costa Azul, S. de RL de CV (ECA LNG) and Vista Pacifico, SAPI de CV have been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to re-export U.S. products. announced. LNG from Mexico to non-free trade agreement (FTA) countries. The DOE’s significant action is an important milestone for these two development projects, one step closer to supporting global energy security and environmental goals.
“Advancing new infrastructure investment is essential to supporting the energy needs of America’s allies,” said Biden administration leadership, American Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and Senators Joe Manchin and Ted Cruz. , We are grateful to various congressional officials, including John Cornyn. These export projects support efforts across the Indo-Pacific region to diversify energy supplies while moving away from coal in electricity production. are expected,” said Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure. “It is also expected to strengthen U.S. trade ties, create new jobs, and boost the U.S. and Mexican economies.”
Under the DOE permit, Vista Pacifico LNG is authorized to re-export up to 200 billion feet.3Annual shipment of LNG from U.S. natural gas from a project under development in Topolobampo, Sinaloa, Mexico, to countries where the U.S. does not have FTAs requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas. Vista Pacifico LNG is projected to be a medium-sized facility with an export capacity of approximately 3.5 million tpy. Sempra Infrastructure is working with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to develop Vista Pacifico LNG, as previously announced.
DOE also increased ECA LNG Phase 2 authorized exports, allowing up to 636 billion feet for re-export.3To supply non-FTA countries with LNG from US natural gas from a proposed project in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Both permits apply from the date of first commercial reexport through December 2050.
The proposed ECA LNG Phase 2, consisting of two trains and one LNG storage tank, is expected to produce an export capacity of approximately 12 million tons per year. ECA LNG Phase 1, which received non-FTA export approval in 2019, is currently under construction and is expected to enter commercial operation in 2025.
The development of ECA LNG Phase 2 and Vista Pacifico LNG will be subject to factors such as completion of the necessary commercial contracts, securing of all necessary permits, financing and final investment decisions.
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