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Mexico Pacific announces commitment to social investments in Sonora and Chihuahua

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Mexico Pacific, owner of the Saguaro Energía LNG facility and the Sierra Madre Pipeline, has announced a groundbreaking agreement with affiliates of Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Mexico’s state-owned natural gas and power utility. Under this Social Investment Agreement, Mexico Pacific will make significant social investments in the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua.

The Social Investment Agreement will establish dedicated trusts governed by representatives from Mexico Pacific, CFE, and state governments to allocate and implement these social investments. This initiative follows extensive community engagement and consultations, resulting in a needs analysis that identified six key areas for social investment: community infrastructure, skills development, education, security and peace, environment, and health.

Approximately half of the investments will benefit communities along the Sierra Madre Pipeline, which spans six municipalities in Chihuahua and ten municipalities in Sonora. The other half will focus on Puerto Libertad, a precinct in the Municipality of Pitiquito, Sonora, where the Saguaro Energía LNG facility will be constructed.

Sarah Bairstow, CEO of Mexico Pacific, expressed pride in the project, stating, “At Mexico Pacific, we are proud to have consciously designed our Saguaro Energía LNG facility and the supporting Sierra Madre pipeline to achieve positive environmental and social outcomes, complementing the material economic benefits they will bring to the region. A testament to our long-term commitment to communities, this Social Investment Agreement provides for unprecedented investment in community infrastructure and high-impact social programmes, which will have a lasting positive effect on the sixteen municipalities in Chihuahua and Sonora in which we will build and operate our facilities.”

The agreement reinforces the strategic alliance among Mexico Pacific, CFEnergía, and CFE International, which includes the supply of natural gas from the Permian Basin into Mexico Pacific’s pipeline in the U.S. and via CFE pipelines to the Saguaro Energía LNG facility in Puerto Libertad. This commitment to social investments throughout the construction and operations phases aims to create a meaningful and sustained positive impact on the health and prosperity of future generations in Mexico.

With three liquefaction trains commercially contracted, robust support from governments and capital markets, and essential federal, state, and municipal permits in place, Mexico Pacific anticipates achieving a final investment decision in 2024. These developments represent the largest private investment in Mexico and form a foundational pillar of the Sonora Plan, promoting clean energy development, investment, and economic prosperity for the region.

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