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Sempra’s Costa Azul LNG terminal due to receive cargo

Sempra Energy’s (NYSE: SRE) liquefied-natural-gas import terminal in Baja California is due to receive a cargo of the fuel on May 5, vessel tracking data compiled by Bloomberg showed.

The tanker, the Tangguh Foja, is scheduled to arrive at the Costa Azul terminal, near the U.S.-Mexico border, after last being seen near BP Plc’s Tangguh LNG field in Indonesia, the data showed. The tanker can hold 154,800 cubic meters of LNG, or 3.33 billion cubic feet when converted to a gas.

The Costa Azul terminal, the first LNG receiving port on the West Coast of North America, serves Mexico, California and the U.S. Southwest, according to Sempra. BP’s Tangguh LNG supplies LNG to the terminal under a 20-year contract.

LNG is gas that’s cooled to a liquid for transport by ship to markets not connected by pipelines. The fuel is received at import terminals and converted back to a gas.

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