Vista Pacifico LNG Terminal

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Vista Pacifico LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Mexico.[1]


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Project Details

  • Owner: Vista Pacifico LNG, a joint venture of Sempra Energy and its subsidiary IEnova[1]
  • Location: Topolobampo, northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico[1]
  • Coordinates: 25.581941, -109.059196 (approximate)
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Capacity: 4 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2025[1]

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


US-based Sempra Energy and its subsidiary IEnova are planning a new LNG production/export terminal in Mexico to produce 4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG in northwestern Sinaloa.[1]

On November 18 2020, developers submitted an application to the US Department of Energy (DOE), through the joint venture Vista Pacifico LNG, to export 240 Bcf of natural gas from the US to Mexico and re-export about 4 mtpa. The project is looking to export LNG to both FTA and non-FTA countries. Vista Pacifico is expected to start commercial operations by 2025.[1]

The new LNG terminal will be constructed at the site in Topolobampo, Sinaloa. It will be equipped with one 4-mtpa liquefaction unit, one 180,000-cubic-meter tank, an LNG jetty and other related facilities. Additional LNG liquefaction trains are under-consideration. Developers aims to supply LNG to geographically strategic Asian markets, where LNG demand is expected to rise.[1]

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