Thursday, May 15, 2008

Costa Azul is Open For Business.

Sempra has officially completed construction of its $1 billion LNG facility north of Ensanada, Mexico and, according to the San Diego Union Tribune, will announce that it is up and running today.

Sempra has taken receipt of at least two test shipments, one on April 18, and one approximately 10 days later, and apparently everything went smoothly.

Costa Azul is the first major LNG facility on the westernd North American Coast, and is part of Sempra's larger LNG strategy that includes an additional facility in Louisiana, slated for completion later this year.

Sempra completes LNG terminal in Baja [San Diego Union Tribune]
[Photo credit: John Gibbins, San Diego Union Tribune]