ECA Liquefaction Project

The Energía Costa Azul (ECA) Liquefaction Project seeks to add natural gas liquefaction capabilities to the ECA liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt and regasification terminal, located north of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Sempra LNG & Midstream, IEnova and MGI Enterprises, a subsidiary of Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company are working together in the development of the project.

The ECA Liquefaction Project, if approved and constructed, will help meet the growing global demand for North American – sourced LNG in the next decade. Adding liquefaction capabilities at ECA is anticipated to create many benefits and provide access to cost-competitive LNG to world-wide partners.


Construction of the multi-billion dollar investment would benefit the regional economy, small businesses and the local community.

The proposed project would create approximately 5,000 to 6,000 direct jobs during construction, approximately 200 additional permanent full-time jobs once operations begin and several thousand indirect jobs.

The proposed project would increase trade between Mexico and countries in the Pacific Basin and help strengthen trade with world partners.

The project is anticipated to generate significant tax revenue at the federal and local levels.


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We make safety a top priority.  The safety of our employees is fundamental to our operations and projects. To ensure our employees return home safe everyday, we promote a culture of personal responsibility.


We believe that the development of energy infrastructure can be compatible with the protection and preservation of the natural environment. We always meet or exceed all regulatory standards.


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