The project is being opposed by environmental groups.
According to the website of Mexico’s Regulatory Energy Commission, “The group led by Shell plans to build a re-gasification plant in Baja California on the Mexican Pacific Coast to treat natural gas brought in liquid tanks from the Shell-led Sakhalin project in Russia.”
“[We have] granted the Shell-led group a permit to stock natural gas in Baja California. The plant, scheduled for completion in 2007, would process about 1 billion cubic feet of gas a day. More than half of the terminal's output will be used in Mexico, while the rest will be shipped to California,” it added.
In a brief statement Shell’s Mexican unit President Peter Kidd said, “I understand all the permits are in order [and Shell] will decide when to start construction in a relatively near future.” He did not elaborate further.