Costa Azul LNG Terminal

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Costa Azul LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Baja, Mexico.


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Project Details

  • Owner:
  • Parent: Sempra Energy
  • Location: Ensenada, Ensenada, Baja, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 31.857778, -116.605833 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 7.5 mtpa, 1.08 bcfd
  • Additional Proposed Capacity:
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2008

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


Costa Azul LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Baja, Mexico.[1]

Costa Azul LNG is sea port and natural gas processing center, located 15 miles north of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Opened in 2008, the terminal can process, regasification, up to one billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. This is the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the North America west coast. LNG carrier ships capable of holding up to 220,000m3 of LNG can dock in the deep water port off the coast to unload LNG. The natural gas from the terminal is used to produce electricity and is fed by pipelines to factories. The longest pipeline runs north, to the United States. Sempra Energy is a partner in the port with PEMEX. The LNG ship Al Safliya was the first ship to port and unload at Costa Azul. The Al Safliya is a 210,000 cubic meter LNG ship, its LNG was from Qatar.[2],[3]The other Mexican LNG Terminal in the Pacific Ocean is at Manzanillo, Colima, the Manzanillo LNG Terminal.

Articles and resources


  1. Costa Azul LNG Terminal, Wikipedia, accessed April 2017
  2. PEMEX, Sempra LNG And Lenova Sign Memorandum Of Understanding For Developing Natural Gas Liquefaction Facilities in Mexico, Sempra Energy, Cision PR Newswire, 19 February 2015
  3. Costa Azul LNG Import Facility, Whessoe: A Subsidiary of Samsung C&T, Accessed 15 November 2017

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Costa Azul LNG Terminal, Wikipedia, accessed November 2017