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BP Delivers Its First Carbon Offset LNG Cargo to Mexico

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BP plc (BP - Free Report) entered an agreement with Sempra Energy (SRE - Free Report) and Infraestructura Energetica Nova (or IEnova) to deliver its first carbon offset liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) cargo as part of efforts to achieve net-zero emissions.

Per the agreement, the shipment is expected to have been delivered at the Energía Costa Azul (“ECA”) terminal of Mexico on Jul 16, 2021. Notably, Energia Costa Azul is a joint venture between IEnova and Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. This is the first delivery under BP’s new offer and Sempra LNG’s first carbon offset LNG cargo import to Mexico.

The carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions related to the cargo were estimated with the help of BP’s greenhouse gas (“GHG”) quantification methodology for LNG. Per the terms of the deal, the estimated emissions were neutralized by retiring an equivalent amount of carbon credits supplied from BP’s afforestation project in Mexico.

Natural gas and LNG play major roles in global transition as they emit less CO2 when combusted than fossil fuel. Energy companies have been seeking carbon-neutral or carbon offset LNG cargoes to reduce GHG emissions and prevent the consequences of climate change. In April 2021, Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP - Free Report) delivered a carbon-neutral LNG cargo to Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A - Free Report) in Europe. Most recently, Shell entered a five-year agreement with PetroChina Company Limited for the supply of carbon-neutral LNG.

The agreement represents an important step for BP as it seeks to remain one of the leading and advanced LNG suppliers in the world. The development of carbon offset LNG is an important move to meet the rising energy demand globally, while reducing the carbon intensity of the energy products consumed.

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Headquartered in London, UK, BP is a fully integrated energy company, with a strong focus on renewable energy.

Shares of the company have underperformed the industry in the past six months. Its stock has declined 3.9% against the industry’s 8.1% growth.


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