AMIGO LNG Terminal

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AMIGO LNG Terminal is an LNG export terminal under development in the Sonora region of Mexico.[1]

Location

This LNG export terminal is to be located at the Port of Guaymas in Mexico's Sonora state.[2][3]

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Project Details

Project Details, Train 1

  • Owner: LNG Alliance Pte Ltd Singapore; Epcilon LNG LLC[2]
  • Parent company: LNG Alliance Pte Ltd Singapore; Epcilon LNG LLC
  • Location: Guaymas, Sonora[2][3]
  • Coordinates: 27.922867, -110.868082 (approximate)
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Capacity: 3.9 mtpa[2]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2027[4]

Project Details, Train 2

  • Owner: LNG Alliance Pte Ltd Singapore; Epcilon LNG LLC[2]
  • Parent company: LNG Alliance Pte Ltd Singapore; Epcilon LNG LLC
  • Location: Guaymas, Sonora[2][3]
  • Coordinates: 27.922867, -110.868082 (approximate)
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Capacity: 3.9 mtpa[2]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2027[4]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Background

The Texas to Asia gas pipeline: the Amigo LNG Terminal is one of several pipeline-supplied terminals on Mexico's Pacific coast designed to export Permian Basin gas to international markets, including Asia (Flourish Graphic by Carolina Chau, Global Energy Monitor)

The AMIGO (American Mexican Integrated Gas Operations) terminal is an LNG export terminal currently under development on Mexico's Pacific coast; the terminal is to be located in Guaymas, Sonora state, on the Gulf of California.[2][3] Plans call for the terminal, with a proposed capacity of between 7 mtpa[1][3] and 7.8 mtpa (metric tonnes per annum)[2], to import natural gas from the United States' Permian shale basin through existing pipeline networks - including the Samalayuca-Sásabe gas pipeline and the Sásabe-Guaymas gas pipeline - and liquefy it for export to markets in Asia.[2]

The terminal project is being developed by AMIGO LNG, S.A., an affiliate of Epcilon LNG LLC.[2] In March 2020, Epcicon requested permission from the United States DOE (Department of Energy), Office of Fossil Energy, to export up to 395 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of American natural gas into Mexico, with a portion of that gas to be liquefied in Mexico for re-export to Asia.[5] Epcilon's request was officially approved by the DOE in December 2020.[2]

According to AMIGO LNG's website, land acquisition and permitting for the AMIGO terminal were initiated in the third quarter of 2020; with EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) to be initiated in the fourth quarter of 2021.[6] As of March 2022, construction was expected to begin in 2022, with startup of commercial operations scheduled for 2027.[4]

As of August 2022, project owner LNG Alliance Ltd expected to make a final investment decision on the AMIGO terminal by February 2023, having already procured commitments of Permian Basin gas for the project starting in 2025. The company was reportedly negotiating purchase agreements with customers in India and seeking a 25-year contract to obtain gas for the terminal from the adjacent Sásabe-Guaymas Gas Pipeline.[7]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "GIIGNL Annual Report 2021 (p 39)" (PDF). GIIGNL (International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers). November 2021.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 "OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING LONG-TERM AUTHORIZATION TO EXPORT NATURAL GAS TO MEXICO FOR LIQUEFACTION, AND TO RE-EXPORT U.S.-SOURCED NATURAL GAS IN THE FORM OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS FROM MEXICO TO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND NON-FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NATIONS" (PDF). US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. December 8, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "CEO of LNG Alliance: "We expect to take FID on Amigo LNG in Mexico by December 2022"". GNL Global. July 11, 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Spotlight: Mexico's LNG export project pipeline". BNamericas. March 29, 2022.
  5. "Epcilon LNG LLC - FE Dkt. No - 20-31-LNG". US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. April 18, 2020.
  6. "AMIGO LNG", AMIGO LNG, accessed March 11, 2022.
  7. Lenton, Christopher (August 29, 2022). "Amigo LNG Looks to Leverage Offtake Interest, Pipeline Capacity to Fast-Track Mexico Project". NGI (Natural Gas Intelligence).

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