Mexican natural gas company Énestas has joined SEA-LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition established to demonstrate the commercial and environmental benefits of liquified natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.

Énestas, which provides access to LNG for power generation, industry, and transport, has the largest LNG distribution network in Mexico and is expanding gas infrastructure and logistics solutions in the region, including LNG bunkering.

“Énestas 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,” said Miguel González de Cossío Vigil, commercial director at Énestas Mexico.

“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.”

In January 2023, according to Clarksons’ data, LNG was available at 185 ports worldwide with a further fifty facilities planned by 2025.

Énestas has successfully built and implemented innovative logistics projects that are one of a kind in Latin America, such as Fast Track in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

For its role in developing this project, Énestas was formally recognised as an “Exceptional Company” by the Mexican Government for contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“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,” said SEA-LNG CCO Steve Esau.

The addition of Énestas means that SEA-LNG now has 36 members, including Wärtsilä, Total Enegies, and Shell LNG.