Mexico’s Énestas joins SEA-LNG coalition
Énestas, the Mexican natural gas company which provides access to LNG for power generation, industry, and transport, has become a member of SEA-LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition established to demonstrate the commercial and environmental beneﬁts of LNG as a marine fuel.
According to SEA-LNG, Énestas will provide the coalition with insights into Mexican and US LNG infrastructure and bunkering, and SEA-LNG will support Énestas in the safe and efficient expansion of gas infrastructure.
SEA-LNG said it recognises the importance of continuing to drive global infrastructure build-out to improve the availability of LNG bunkering to the rapidly growing global LNG-fuelled fleet and the addition of Énestas to its membership supports this drive.
The coalition noted that, in January 2023, according to Clarksons’ data, LNG was available at 185 ports worldwide with a further 50 facilities planned by 2025.
Énestas has the largest LNG distribution network in Mexico and is expanding gas infrastructure and logistics solutions in the region including LNG bunkering, SEA-LNG pointed out.
Steve Esau, COO of SEA-LNG, commented: “We are pleased to be able to support Énestas in its goal of safely and efficiently expanding LNG supply and bunkering infrastructure in Mexico and the USA, creating jobs and economic benefits in a key maritime region.”
Miguel González de Cossío Vigil, Commercial Director of Énestas Mexico, said: “The firm is proud to join SEA-LNG as a partner that will help ship owners and operators to move forward towards a cleaner future for shipping, with LNG. SEA-LNG’s high-quality research and networking opportunities will be invaluable to the Énestas team as we continue to enhance gas and fuel accessibility.”
Peter Keller, Chairman of SEA-LNG, concluded: “SEA-LNG continues to unite organisations from across the LNG value chain to further improve LNG availability worldwide, and to help the global shipping industry to address local emissions and progress down the LNG pathway to climate neutrality.”