Mexico LNG terminal proposals face political, PR battles

Three LNG receiving terminal proposals for Baja California, Mexico, face an intensifying political and public relations competition, said George Baker, founding principal of the Houston-based energy consulting firm Baker & Associates.The next "boxing round" regarding opportunities for LNG terminals in Mexico and the US West Coast will take place Feb. 10-12 in Long Beach, Calif., at an LNG seminar sponsored by Infocast Inc., Canoga Park, Calif.In comments made last year during an LNG ministerial summit in Washington, DC, Mexican Sec. of Energy Felipe Calderon said that promoting LNG would encourage trade and give more flexibility to state-owned public utility Comisión Federal de Elect...

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