Mexico seeks string of LNG plants on west coast


Mexico is planning to build an energy network along its Pacific coast that would include at least seven liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals and nearly a dozen new electric-generation plants powered by the imported fuel. The goal is to ensure adequate energy supplies for western Mexico’s fast-growing tourist, agricultural and industrial areas, according to Francisco Barnés, one of five members of the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission. Supporters of the strategy also argue the system will minimize emissions of greenhouse gasses and other air pollutants, since it relies on natural gas rather than the dirtier-burning fuel oil that feeds most Mexican power plants. Mexican green groups, however, are not on board. They already have criticized plans for LNG projects in Baja California... [Log in to read more]

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