ExxonMobil signs 20-year LNG deal with PetroChina

Sales and purchase agreement inked for Australia's Gorgon gas project

Australian natural gas will be shipped to China at a rate of 2.25 million tonnes per annum. (GETTY IMAGES)
Australian natural gas will be shipped to China at a rate of 2.25 million tonnes per annum. (GETTY IMAGES)

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Affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) and PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina) have confirmed a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) for the long-term supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Gorgon LNG Project in Western Australia.

The 20-year SPA is for the supply of approximately 2.25mtpa (million tonnes per annum) of the ExxonMobil affiliate’s share of LNG from the Gorgon LNG Project.

Documents celebrating the SPA were signed at PetroChina’s headquarters in Beijing in the presence of Exxon Mobil Corporation senior vice president Andrew Swiger and chairman of PetroChina, Jiang Jiemin.

“ExxonMobil is very pleased to have been given the opportunity to develop this contract with PetroChina and hope that its successful conclusion will enhance the long term strategic relationship between our two companies,” Swiger said.

“I am delighted we have signed this long term LNG supply contract with PetroChina’s affiliate,” said Mr. Luke Musgrave, vice president-Australia LNG. “Natural gas from our share of the Gorgon LNG Project will provide a reliable source of clean energy to help meet China’s growing demand.”

The SPA commits the remainder of ExxonMobil affiliate’s equity share in the Gorgon LNG Project. The Project, in which the ExxonMobil affiliate holds a 25% share, will include three 5mtpa LNG processing trains. A final investment decision is anticipated later this year.

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