Monday, March 4, 2024

Construction of Baja natural gas plant to begin in August

The government of Baja California Sur has announced that the construction of a US $192-million liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will begin in August at the port of Pichilingue, La Paz.

To be operated by New Fortress Energy, a United States developer and operator of LNG energy projects, the plant should be ready to receive its first shipment of fuel in July 2020, said Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis.

He described LNG as a cheaper and cleaner alternative for electric power generation, and (the new LNG facility) should have important repercussions in the state.”

Boats, trucks, taxis and all kinds of vehicles can be converted to burn the fuel, along with the Federal Electricity Commission’s generation plants, the governor said.

New Fortress Energy CEO Wesley Edens explained that LNG transportation is among the safest in the world, and that the fuel should become a catalyst for the state’s economic growth.

Source: Milenio (sp)

Hot, dry weather in the forecast across Mexico

Temperatures will range between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius (86 to 104 F) this week in parts of Mexico as the spring season approaches.

Authorities say Oaxaca wildfire is now 95% under control

Over 400 firefighters are working to contain a wildfire on the outskirts of Oaxaca City that has affected 704 hectares of forest.
A gray whale surfaces near a boat in the waters off Mulegé, Baja California Sur

The week in photos from Mexico: Huachinango to Tulum

Take a visual tour of the country with this selection of photos highlighting the events of the week in Mexico, from the everyday to the exceptional.