Mexican islands become focus for LNG debate


A proposal by ChevronTexaco to put a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal next to Mexico’s Coronados Islands has become a lightning rod for environmental debate about a series of such facilities planned for the west-coast end of the U.S.-Mexican border region. The only bidder for the 50-year concession, the U.S.-based ChevronTexaco expects to start building a US$650 million receiving and re-gasification facility near the islands this year and to begin operating it in 2007. South Island, the largest of the Coronados, would serve to shelter the offloading of tankers several times a week at the terminal’s dock and 980-foot-long platform, which would stand on the sea floor. Once gasified, the natural gas would be sent ashore through... [Log in to read more]

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