Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (4) (Qatargas 4) and Petronas LNG (UK) Ltd. (PLUK) signed a five-year Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for an annual LNG volume of 1.14 million tones, effective January 2014.
In a press statement, Qatargas said the LNG will be supplied from Qatargas 4 (Train 7), a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Shell which started production in January 2011, and will be delivered onboard Q-Flex LNG Vessels to Petronas' Dragon LNG Terminal located in Milford Haven, United Kingdom.
Mohammad Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatargas, signed the SPA on behalf of Qatargas 4 while the Executive Vice President, Gas and Power Business of Petronas, Datuk Anuar Ahmad signed on behalf of Petronas LNG (UK) Ltd.
Al-Sada welcomed the signing of the SPA as "another milestone in Qatar's standing as a reliable international energy supplier.
"This is a ground-breaking agreement between two well established and leading companies in the LNG sector, which further strengthens the existing relationship between Qatargas and Petronas," he said.
"Qatari LNG continues to play a key role in supporting efforts by countries around the world to diversify their energy supplies using gas as an environmentally friendly source of energy." Qatargas' Chief Executive officer, Khaled Bin Khalifa Al Thani, also added, "I am delighted that Qatargas has succeeded in increasing its customer base and global LNG reach. We, in Qatar, are very proud to partner with Petronas and its subsidiary Petronas LNG (UK) for the UK market which continues to be one of the most important LNG markets in Europe. This SPA further demonstrates Qatargas' commitment as a reliable LNG supplier to the world." The two companies recently concluded a Master Sales and Purchase Agreement (MSPA) under which Qatargas delivered its first ever LNG cargo to Malaysia. The cargo was delivered in July 2013 to Malaysia's first LNG receiving terminal located in Melaka. The signing ceremony was held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in Doha. Representatives from Qatargas 4, Petronas' Management Committee and PLUK attended the ceremony.