BW Helios delivers bp’s first carbon offset LNG cargo to Sempra’s Energía Costa Azul in Mexico

BW Helios at Sempra’s Energía Costa Azul in Mexico. Photo courtesy of Sempra LNG.

On July 16th, the newly built BW Helios completed her inaugural voyage and arrived at Energía Costa Azul with the first carbon offset LNG cargo to Mexico.

Sourced from bp’s global LNG portfolio, the cargo is the first carbon offset liquefied natural gas cargo for bp, Sempra LNG, and Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova).

Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions associated with the LNG cargo, from wellhead to discharge terminal, will be estimated using bp’s GHG quantification methodology for LNG. The methodology has been developed following relevant international standards and may be updated from time to time.

These estimated emissions will be offset by retiring a corresponding amount of carbon credits, sourced from a Mexican afforestation project from bp’s vetted portfolio of offsets on behalf of Sempra LNG.

Global demand for natural gas and LNG is expected to grow continuously. BW LNG will continue supporting this growth sustainably, including by delivering bundled carbon offset LNG products to help meet customers’ demand.