Sempra executives on Tuesday (June 29) said bringing the initial phase of the Energía Costa Azul (ECA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project online in Baja California, Mexico was a top priority, but also said they are already looking at ways to lower the cost of a planned expansion. 


“It’s an optimization game,” Sempra LNG CEO Justin Bird said during the company’s investor day webcast. “How can we best build an expansion that reduces the cost per unit of LNG and frankly, in Mexico, can also support economic growth in the Baja regions in Mexico?”

Under its current design, Phase 2 would add about 12 million metric tons (mmty) of LNG capacity to the 3.25 mmty initial project, which was sanctioned last year and is expected to enter service in 2024.

Bird said the company...