Costa Azul LNG Export Terminal

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Costa Azul LNG Export Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Baja, Mexico.


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Project Details

Project Details, Phase 1

  • Owner: Sempra Energy[1]
  • Location: Ensenada, Ensenada, Baja, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 31.857778, -116.605833 (approximate)
  • Trains: 1[1]
  • Capacity: 2.4 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Construction[2]
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Start Year: 2023[1]

Project Details, Phase 2

  • Owner: Sempra Energy (100.00%)[1]
  • Location: Ensenada, Ensenada, Baja, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 31.857778, -116.605833 (approximate)
  • Trains: 2[1]
  • Capacity: 12 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2023[2]

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


The proposed export terminal will be a joint venture between Sempra Energy and Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB de CV (IENOVA). [3] In April 2020 sponsors were waiting to make a final investment decision (FID) pending approval of the project's export license.[4]

In April 2020, Sempra announced that it would postpone an investment decision on its Costa Azul LNG plan.[5] Sempra has said the proposed project is a US$1.9 billion investment.[6] As of August 2020, Sempra said it was still waiting to receive a 20-year export permit from the Mexican government for the proposed LNG terminal project.[7] Reuters reported subsequently in August that the Mexican government was looking to tie the awarding of the project's export permit to a requirement for Sempra's local subsidiary IENOVA to build another LNG export facility in the port of Topolobampo in the Gulf of California in order to help Mexico unload excess gas capacity.[8]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Energia Costa Azul (ECA) LNG Project, NS Energy Business, accessed April 6, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 BloombergNEF LNG Export and Import Projects-Q4 2020, BloombergNEF, January 21, 2021
  3. IENOVA expects decision on Mexico Costa Azul LNG export plant in early 2020, Reuters, Oct. 25, 2019
  4. Energía Costa Azul FID Still Set for Second Quarter Pending Export Approval, Natural Gas Intelligence, Apr. 24, 2020
  5. Clark Williams-Derry, "IEEFA update: Financial prospects falter for LNG projects", IEEFA, Apr. 24, 2020
  6. [1], Sempra LNG tweet, Jul. 9, 2020
  7. "Sempra still waiting for Mexican export permit for Costa Azul LNG". Reuters. August 5, 2020.
  8. Dave Graham, "Exclusive: Mexico tacks on request to Sempra unit's LNG export permit, say sources", Reuters, Aug. 21, 2020

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External resources

External articles

Costa Azul LNG Terminal, Wikipedia, accessed November 2017