Pichilingue LNG Terminal

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Pichilingue LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG import terminal in Mexico.


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Project Details

  • Owner: New Fortress Energy[1]
  • Location: Port of Pichilingue, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 16.813788, -99.844580 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 3 mtpa[2]
  • Type: Import[1]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2021[4]

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


In 2018, New Fortress Energy was awarded a 25-year contract from the Baja California Sur Port Authority (APIBCS) for the development, construction and operation of an LNG import terminal at the port of Pichilingue.[5] The onshore Mexico terminal will supply a power plant at Port of Pichilingue, Baja California Sur.[4]

In November 2019, New Fortress reported that construction was underway, with operations expected to begin in the third quarter of 2020.[1] However, as of March 2021, the terminal was not yet complete.

In March 2021, the project was expected to start operations in the second quarter of 2021.[4]

In June 2021, it was reported that New Fortress Energy was moving closer to starting operations at the LNG terminal after receiving three permits from energy regulator CRE for the regasification, storage and distribution of LNG.[6]

In July 2021, New Fortress Energy announced that the terminal had commenced commercial operations.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 New Fortress gives update on LNG projects Bnamericas, November 12, 2019
  2. 2020 World LNG Report, page 102, International Gas Union, Apr. 27, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 New Fortress Energy Commences Operations in Baja California Sur, Business Wire, Jul. 14, 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Christopher E. Smith, New Fortress takes FID on modular liquefaction, advances regas projects, Oil & Gas Journal, March 17, 2021
  5. GIIGNL World Report 2019 GIIGNL, accessed August 5, 2019
  6. Mexico issues permits to New Fortress for LNG terminal, Bnamericas, Jun. 15, 2021

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