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July 12, 2021

World’s first carbon neutral LNG SPA

PetroChina received its first carbon-neutral LNG cargo at Dalian port in China, under the first long term SPA for carbon-neutral LNG supply recently signed with Shell. For each cargo delivered under this agreement the parties will cooperate to offset the life-cycle CO2e emissions generated across the LNG value chain, using high-quality carbon credits from nature-based projects. The carbon credits for the delivered cargo come from Shell’s global portfolio of emission reduction projects, that protect and enhance forests in China and other parts of the world.

Edited from Shell press release


July 12, 2021

QP signs 20-year LNG SPA with KOGAS

Qatar Petroleum signed a 20-year LNG SPA with KOGAS for the supply of 2 MTPA to KOGAS’ LNG receiving terminals in South Korea. According to the agreement LNG supplies will start in January 2025. Qatar currently supplies KOGAS with more than 9 MTPA through long-term agreements. ​

Edited from Qatar Petroleum press release


July 10, 2021

INPEX offtakes first carbon neutral LNG from Ichthys

INPEX announced offtake of the first carbon neutral LNG the Ichthys LNG Project, which it operates in Australia. The carbon neutral cargo was received at its Naoetsu LNG terminal in Japan. The carbon footprint of the cargo from upstream production to combustion in Japan was offset using carbon credits related to global forest conservation projects in an arrangement with Ichthys’ major partner TotalEnergies.

Edited from INPEX press release


July 9, 2021

BP signs LNG SPA with Guangzhou Gas

BP Singapore signed an SPA with Guangzhou Gas for the supply of 0.65 MTPA of LNG to China between 2022 and 2034.


July 7, 2021

QP signs 15-year SPA with CPC

Qatar Petroleum signed a 15-year SPA with CPC Corporation for the supply of 1.25 MTPA of LNG to Taiwan starting from January 2022. To date, CPC received more than 63 MT of LNG from Qatar since the first delivery in 2006.

Edited from Qatar Petroleum press release