Costa Azul LNG Terminal

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Costa Azul LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Baja California, Mexico.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Energía Costa Azul[1]
  • Parent: Sempra Energy[2]
  • Location: Ensenada, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 31.988557, -116.846466 (exact)
  • Capacity: 7.5 mtpa, 1.08 bcfd
  • Additional Proposed Capacity:
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year:
    • Import & Regasification Terminal: 2008[3]
    • Export & Liquefaction Terminal: 2024[4]

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


Costa Azul LNG Terminal comprises a sea port and natural gas processing center, located 15 miles north of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.[5] Opened in May 2008[6], it was the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on North America's Pacific coast, with the capacity to process and regasify up to one billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. LNG carrier ships capable of holding up to 220,000m3 of LNG can dock in the deep water port off the coast to unload LNG. Natural gas from the terminal is used to produce electricity and is fed by pipelines to factories. The terminal also supplies a 78-kilometer spur pipeline that runs north to connect with the Gasoducto Rosarito near the Mexico-United States border. Sempra Energy is a partner in the port with PEMEX. The 210,000m3 Al Safliya, transporting LNG from Qatar, was the first ship to dock and unload at the Costa Azul terminal.[4][7] Mexico's other Pacific coast LNG terminal is the Manzanillo LNG Terminal in Manzanillo, Colima state.

In 2020 Sempra Energy announced plans to build a natural gas liquefaction and export facility at the Costa Azul terminal. The two-phase project, the first export facility of its kind on North America's Pacific coast, is designed to supply gas from Texas and the western United States to countries through the Pacific Basin. Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and a Total SE affiliate have already committed to 20-year agreements with ECA LNG (Energía Costa Azul LNG) to purchase gas from the project's initial 2.5 Mtpa phase, which is expected to begin LNG production in late 2024.[2][8]

Articles and resources


  1. "IEnova desarrolla, construye y opera infraestructura de energía en México". Energía Costa Azul. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "LNG Projects: Energía Costa Azul Liquefaction". Sempra LNG. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  3. "Mexico's Costa Azul LNG terminal receives first gas shipment". Professional Mariner. April 30, 2008.
  4. 4.0 4.1 PEMEX, Sempra LNG And Lenova Sign Memorandum Of Understanding For Developing Natural Gas Liquefaction Facilities in Mexico, Sempra Energy, Cision PR Newswire, 19 February 2015
  5. Costa Azul LNG Terminal, Wikipedia, accessed March 2021
  6. "Exhibit 13.1 - Sempra Energy 2009 Annual Report". US Securities & Exchange Commission. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  7. Costa Azul LNG Import Facility, Whessoe: A Subsidiary of Samsung C&T, Accessed March 2021
  8. "Sempra Energy Announces FID For Landmark Energía Costa Azul LNG Export Project". Sempra Energy press release. November 17, 2020.

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Costa Azul LNG Terminal, Wikipedia, accessed November 2017