A unit of Shell plc has signed a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) for 2.6 million metric tons/year (mmty) of offtake from Mexico Pacific Ltd. LLC’s (MPL) LNG export terminal on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

Envisioned for Puerto Libertad in Sonora State, the terminal’s first two trains would have a combined liquefaction capacity of 14.1 mmty, with operations slated to begin in 2026.

The SPA calls for Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd. to purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG) on a free-on-board basis over a term of 20 years, the supermajor said.

The MPL terminal is designed to export gas sourced from the Permian Basin to global markets, primarily the Asia Pacific region.

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