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March 14, 2018

Tokyo Gas concludes HOA with PETRONAS

Tokyo Gas concluded with Malaysia LNG, a subsidiary of PETRONAS, a HOA regarding a new LNG SPA on March 14, 2018. Tokyo Gas has been procuring LNG from the Malaysia Satu Project since 1983 and kept discussions with Malaysia LNG on the new contract starting April 2018 as the current contract expired at the end of March 2018.

Under the contract, Tokyo Gas has agreed to purchase LNG from Malaysia LNG for up to 13 years from April 2018. Contract volume is up to 500,000 ton per annum for the first 6 years and up to 900,000 ton per annum for the remaining 7 years.

Edited from Tokyo Gas press release.

March 14, 2018

Japex starts Soma LNG receiving terminal

JAPEX announced that Soma LNG Terminal located at the No.4 wharf of Soma Port, Shinchi town, Fukushima prefecture commenced operation on 14 March, as one of the important base in its domestic natural gas supply network.

Soma LNG Terminal is the first large-scale LNG terminal in Fukushima prefecture, which is composed of a ground-type LNG storage tank with a capacity of 230,000 kiloliters which is one of the largest in Japan, two berths for large ocean-going ships and coastal vessels, LNG vaporization equipment, and LNG shipping facility. This terminal will receive LNG from overseas and supply regasified LNG to Niigata-Sendai line via Soma-Iwanuma Gas Pipeline.

Edited from JAPEX press release.

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.