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February 20, 2018

Anadarko and EDF sign 15-year LNG SPA

Anadarko today announced that MozambiqueLNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has entered into a long-term SPA with EDF. The off-take agreement calls for the supply of 1.2 MTPA for a term of 15 years. 

The Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique's first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 MTPA to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1. Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Lda operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5% working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Área Um, S.A. (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).

Edited from Anadarko press release. 

February 9, 2018

Cheniere and CNPC sign two LNG deals

Cheniere announced today that it has entered into two LNG SPAs with CNPC.

Under the SPAs with Cheniere’s subsidiaries, Corpus Christi Liquefaction and Cheniere Marketing, CNPC subsidiary PetroChina will purchase approximately 1.2 MTPA of LNG, with a portion of the supply beginning in 2018 and the balance beginning in 2023. The term of each SPA continues through 2043. The purchase price for LNG will be indexed to the Henry Hub price plus a fixed component.

Edited from Cheniere press release.

February 7, 2018

Turkey's fourth LNG import terminal starts operations in Dörtyol

Turkey’s fourth import terminal and second FSRU has started operations today at a port in the Dörtyol district, located in the Hatay province.

The MOL FSRU Challenger, the world’s largest FSRU (263,000cbm), has a 20 Mcbm/d send-out capacity. Botas chartered the vessel from MOL for 3 years. 

Turkey has three other import terminals: two land-based (Aliaga and Marmara Ereglisi) and one floating import terminal (using the FSRU Neptune) which started operations in December 2016. 

February 6, 2018

First LNG received at Tianjin (Sinopec)'s LNG terminal

Sinopec announced today it has received a first LNG cargo at its Tianjin LNG terminal. The cargo was sourced from Australia.

The terminal will supply gas to Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Shandong areas, in order to reduce gas shortages in the region. 

The Tianjin LNG terminal has a 3 MTPA regasification capacity.

Sinopec already owns and operates two import terminals in Beihai and in Qingdao with a total capacity of 6 MTPA. 

Edited from Sinopec press release.

February 5, 2018

FID on a new LNG terminal in Japan (Shikoku Island)

Tokyo Gas Engineering, Shikoku Electric, Sumitomo Chemical, Sumitomo Joint Electric Power and Shikoku Gas said in a joint statement that they have decided to build a new LNG terminal at Sumitomo's Niihama chemical plant, located on Shikoku island. 

The terminal, which will be built by Tokyo Gas Engineering, should start operations in February 2022.

The terminal will feature a 230,000cbm storage tank and will supply gas to the existing chemical plant and a new 150 MW gas-fired power plant to be built by Sumitomo Joint Electric. Once it is online, Sumitomo Joint Electric will shut down the existing coal-fired facilities at the Niihama plant.