Sempra teams up with Total on LNG plans in Louisiana and Mexico

Natural gas can be transported in containers via a process in which it is cooled to minus-260 degrees Fahrenheit and turned into liquid. Once at its destination, the LNG is warmed and regasified so it can be used just like existing natural gas.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Sempra Energy and the other Cameron LNG co-owners to extend the Cameron LNG project and to further enhance its competitiveness,” Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of Total, said, “but also participate in the development of export capacity on the West Coast of Mexico, which will benefit from synergies with existing infrastructure and from a significant shipping cost advantage for customers in Asia.”

Establishing an export facility on the West Coast is considered attractive because LNG shipments can go directly to the Pacific Ocean, making the route shorter and less expensive than shipments from the Gulf Coast because the shipments would not need to go through the Panama Canal…


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