HOUSTON/ MARCH 27, 2019 (STL.News)
Following September 2018 authorization to export to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has approved MPL’s application to export to non-FTA countries. The authorizations allow Mexico Pacific Limited (MPL) to export US gas to Mexico and to export such gas from Mexico in the form of liquified natural gas (LNG). The conversion from a US gas to Mexican LNG product will take place at the MPL owned facility at Puerto Libertad, in the state of Sonora on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Leveraging existing pipeline routes to liquefy low cost U.S. shale gas on the Pacific coast of Mexico, the FTA and Non-FTA authorizations reinforce MPL’s supply synergy with Asia Pacific customers.
“We’re applying disciplined focus to deliver a world class project with highly competitive landed pricing into Asia,” said Josh Loftus, President of MPL. “We are pleased to receive the ongoing regulatory support of the US and Mexican governments as we build momentum towards taking a final investment decision in H1 2020 and start up in H2 2023.”
About Mexico Pacific Limited LLC
MPL is a Pacific Coast North American liquefaction facility that has substantial cost and logistical advantages when compared with other US LNG facilities serving the Pacific Basin. Based just south of the U.S border at Puerto Libertad in the state of Sonora, Mexico, MPL’s site has a deep-water port and is connected with the U.S. shale gas grid by multiple operating natural gas pipelines. The Company is permitted for up to 12 MTPA of LNG with the initial construction of up to 4 MTPA using modular LNG technology. MPL is a joint venture of DKRW Energy Sonora Holdings, LLC and AECOM Capital Private Infrastructure.