Sempra Energy’s Mexican (LNG) Unit, ‘Energia Costa Azul’ Facing Permanent Closure, States Landowner Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie

February 8, 2011

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — After an almost five-year legal battle surrounding ownership of a parcel of land that acted as a “set back cushion” required to run its Mexican LNG Unit “Energia Costa Azul,” plant in Baja California, MX, in compliance with Mexican local, State and Federal laws, Sempra Energy; a San Diego based energy company, has suffered yet again, another devastating blow, according to Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie, after the Ensenada City Council, this past Friday, February 4th, placed on the Agenda, a Proposed Resolution attaching a scathing document concluding its investigation surrounding claims regarding setback requirements, land use violations, public safety violations, environmental issues and for having illegally obtained licenses and permits to develop, construct and operate its LNG plant in the City of Ensenada.

See City Council Proposed Resolution to Close “Energia Costa Azul” LNG Plant; www.gatewaymediapartners.com/CityCouncil.pdf

With a formal inquiry made by the State Legislature of Baja California, MX, City Council members investigated claims surrounding irregularities over how an LNG plant could be constructed without complying with the land use code ordinances, public safety standards, setbacks and in violation of stringent environmental regulations. The matter will go before the Ensenada City Council, this Thursday, February 10, 2011.

See State Legislature Inquiry and City of Ensenada’s Investigation and response; www.gatewaymediapartners.com/StateCity.pdf

“Mr. Sanchez Ritchie has always maintained that Sempra, has never complied nor operated its facility under the rule of law in Mexico, and has sought to discredit him or anyone opposed to its agenda in and Mexico,” said C.E. Cortes, Spokesman for Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie. “The end of a long standing campaign by Sempra, to conceal its illegal dealings in Mexico, from the public, its investors, and authorities is near, and the perpetrators of these and other crimes shall be held accountable.”

Closure of this facility would effectively close the pipeline to much-needed natural gas supply to the gas markets and will stress natural gas supplies to Sempra customers.

    Contact:  C.E. Cortes
    Gateway Media Partners (GMP)
    (323) 354-0264

SOURCE Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie

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