Sempra Infrastructure has signed agreements with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE) to jointly develop a number of energy infrastructure projects in Mexico, including two LNG terminals.
One agreement outlines the path forward for the proposed Vista Pacífico LNG export terminal in Topolobampo, Sinaloa, including the definition of the project’s configuration to advance engineering and permitting efforts. The terminal will have a liquefaction capacity when completed of 4 million tpa, 180,000 m3 of LNG tankage and an LNG jetty.
Sempra and CFE have also expanded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed earlier in 2022 to explore the development of an LNG terminal in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca. The development would support an initiative of the Mexican government, known as the Interoceanic Corridor in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec project, to promote economic growth and development of Mexico’s south-southeast region.
Under a third deal, the two companies will look at rerouting the Guaymas-El Oro pipeline in Sonora. The deal establishes a framework for a joint venture to enable the restoration of the pipeline service.
The three development projects will allow CFE to optimise existing natural gas pipeline systems, provide additional sources of LNG for isolated Mexican markets and expand LNG supplies to global markets. The agreements for the two LNG projects are currently preliminary and non-binding and all three are subject to certain conditions and commitments including feasibility studies, permits and financing.
‘The agreements reflect Sempra Infrastructure and CFE’s commitment to continue advancing energy infrastructure projects that enhance the region’s energy security, promote North America’s energy integration, and foster economic growth and social wellbeing in the region,’ say the companies in a statement.