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Mexico keeps LNG export hopes alive

The proposed Ensenada LNG plant is Mexican in name only, with developers likely to use US-produced gas and US pipelines The proposed Ensenada LNG plant is Mexican in name only, with developers likely to use US-produced gas and US pipelines.
By Chris Noon 21 March 2018 Americas / LNG 0 30087
Mexico’s Manzanillo LNG terminal. The country could be on track to export the fuel. (Samsung C&T)

A plan hatched in 2015 to export LNG from Mexico’s Pacific coast is still alive, although experts say the project will likely use United States gas and pipelines. 

Sempra-owned Infraestructura Energetica Nova (IEnova) said last month that it had made “significant progress” on a project to convert its Energia Costa Azul LNG terminal on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula to a liquefaction facility for exports to Pacific markets. 

“We received the three major Mexican permits that are required and we are moving forward with discussions to better understand...