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In early 2004, the governor of Baja California, Eugenio Elorduy Walther, condemned the land of Sempra Energy’s biggest rival, Marathon Oil.
It was a key moment in Sempra’s ultimate victory in the race to build a liquefied natural gas plant in Mexico and set the company on a path toward dominance of the Mexican energy market.
Elorduy’s decision has been a source of intrigue ever since.
Sempra’s first project in Mexico was a natural gas pipeline in the border city of Mexicali built in the mid-1990s, while Elorduy was mayor of that city. The document showed Elorduy was a shareholder in a company that Sempra initially partnered with on that deal.
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I agree. Being a bit aware of the stench of corruption by these "friends" (Maffia?) in Baja California, I am very glad to see the courageous reporting here in VOSD. THANK YOU!
Carlos Bustamante's personal and financial ties with Sempra were reported in our local press back when he was running for mayor. You might look into him as well.