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December 21, 2018

BP announces FID for Tortue project

BP and partners announced that the FID for Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development has been agreed. The decision was made following agreement between the Mauritanian and Senegalese governments and partners BP, Kosmos Energy and National Oil Companies Petrosen and SMHPM.

Project execution activities are expected to commence in 1Q 2019. First gas for the project is expected in 2022. The FLNG facility for the project is designed to provide about 2.5 MTPA of LNG on average. BP Gas Marketing has been selected as the sole buyer for the investor partners’ LNG offtake for Tortue Phase 1.

Edited from BP  press release.


December 20, 2018

RWE signs 2-year LNG SPA with Woodside

Woodside has signed an agreement with RWE for the mid-term supply of LNG commencing in the fourth quarter of 2020 and in effect until December 2022. LNG would be supplied on an FOB basis with the primary source being volumes Woodside has contracted from the Corpus Christi LNG Project in Texas, USA.

Edited from RWE Supply & Trading press release.


December 19, 2018

PGNiG signs 20-year LNG SPA with Sempra

Port Arthur LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, and PGNiG have entered into a definitive 20-year LNG SPA of 2 MTPA from the Port Arthur LNG Project under development in Jefferson County, Texas on an FOB basis.

The SPA is subject to certain conditions precedent, including Port Arthur LNG making a final investment decision.

Edited from Sempra Energy press release.

December 18, 2018

Petronas signs 20-year LNG SPA with Cheniere

Cheniere announced that its subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction has entered into an LNG SPA with Petronas LNG, a subsidiary of Petronas. Petronas has agreed to purchase approximately 1.1 MTPA of LNG from Sabine Pass Liquefaction on an FOB basis for a term of 20 years following the date of first commercial delivery for train 6 at the Sabine Pass liquefaction project. The purchase price for LNG is indexed to the monthly Henry Hub price, plus a fee.

The SPA is subject to certain conditions precedent, including but not limited to Sabine Pass Liquefaction making a final investment decision to construct train 6 of the SPL Project.

Edited from Cheniere press release.

December 13, 2018

Inpex acquires Ichthys LNG stake from Total

Inpex announced that it has reached an agreement with Total to acquire 4 percent of the participating interest held by Total in the Ichthys LNG Project for $1.6 Billion. This will increase Inpex’s interest in the project to 66.245%.

Completion of the acquisition is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions, including approval by the Australian Government and pre-emption rights.

Edited from Inpex press release.