California’s Sempra Energy is looking to develop a second liquified natural gas (LNG) project in Mexico called Vista Pacifico at Topolobampo in Sinaloa state. 


Sempra LNG regional vice president Brian Lloyd said last week the project would import natural gas from U.S. shale basins for re-export as LNG. Vista Pacifico would have an export capacity of 3-4 million metric tons per year (mmty), Lloyd said. 

This project adds to the Sempra Energy-led Energia Costa Azul (ECA) LNG project under construction in Baja California.

The company has received permits from the U.S. Energy Department to export to nations with which the United States has free trade agreements (FTA), and expects to receive non-FTA approval in the coming months, he added.

“Unlike ECA Phase 2, we do...