China’s Sinopec Signs 27-year LNG Supply Deal with QatarEnergy

  • Date: 05-Nov-2023
  • Source: Asharq AL-awsat
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:Qatar
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China’s Sinopec Signs 27-year LNG Supply Deal with QatarEnergy

The state-owned Chinese company Sinopec said it had concluded a new 27-year agreement with QatarEnergy to supply and purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Under the agreement, the two companies will cooperate in the second phase of the North Field expansion project, which will supply 3 million tons annually of LNG to Sinopec.

Sinopec also said it would obtain a 5 percent stake in the second phase of the joint project.

The deal, signed at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, is the third long-term supply deal between Sinopec and Qatar Energy, the world's top LNG supplier.

The two parties signed a 10-year agreement to buy and sell liquefied natural gas in 2021 and a 27-year agreement last year.

The North Field is part of the world's largest gas field, which Qatar shares with Iran, which calls its part the South Pars Field.

Recently, QatarEnergy signed multiple agreements with foreign and Western companies to sell LNG in light of the energy crisis, scarcity of supply, and uncertainty surrounding the global economic scene.

On Oct. 23, QatarEnergy signed a deal to supply Italy's Eni with gas for 27 years, following similar sales this month to supply the Netherlands via Shell and France through TotalEnergies.

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