Mexican Authorities Issue Federal Court Order to Shut Down Sempra Energy's Mexican LNG Plant, Energia Costa Azul, States Landowner Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie

Jun 21, 2010, 06:00 ET from Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie

SAN DIEGO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrary to a press release statement made by Darcel L. Hulse, on Thursday, June 17, 2010, in which Hulse stated "Regardless of the final resolution of the land dispute, it will have no effect on our authority or ability to operate the LNG terminal." Mexican authorities on the same day issued a Federal Court Order to shut down the plant forthwith, as stated by Landowner Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie .

See Federal Court Order Here: http://www.gatewaymediapartners.com/costaazul/CourtOrderCostaAzul.pdf

"SEMPRA ENERGY and Mr. Darcel L. Hulse continue to deny problems relating to its LNG Plant and continue to conceal significant events impacting the future operation of the plant," said C.E. Cortes, spokesman for Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie.

The Court Order arises from a four-year court battle between Energia Costa Azul and Sanchez Ritchie over a vital parcel of land that was part of the "set back cushion," which was an express condition to Energia Costa Azul obtaining operational permits from the Mexican environmental agency, "SEMARNAT."  

On May 26, 2010, the Fifteenth, Second Collegiate Circuit Court in Mexicali, Baja California, MX, returned possession back to Sanchez Ritchie.


Contact: C.E. Cortes

Gateway Media Partners

(323) 354-0264

C.Cortes@gatewaymediapartners.com



SOURCE Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie