Sempra Energy announced that its IEnova and Sempra LNG units have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a subsidiary of Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company, for development of a natural gas liquefaction project at the Energía Costa Azul receipt terminal in Ensenada, Mexico. Pemex would have the opportunity to become a customer, natural gas supplier and investor.
“This is an important first step in working with Pemex on the development of liquefaction facilities at Energía Costa Azul,” said Mark A. Snell, president of Sempra Energy.
When completed in 2008, Energía Costa Azul became the first LNG receipt terminal operating on the west coast of North America. The terminal is capable of processing up to 1 Bcf/d of natural gas.