The Asia Excellence is one of six new LNG carriers that will support Chevron’s growing global LNG business. (photo: Business Wire)
Chevron Corporation has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has signed a binding LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with ENN LNG Trading Company Limited (ENN) for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China from Chevron’s global supply portfolio. Under the terms of the SPA, ENN will receive up to 0.65 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG over 10 years, with the first delivery expected to start in 2018 or the first half of 2019.
“Chevron’s commitment to gas is clear. We’ve been in the natural gas business for more than 100 years, and we’re positioned to become one of the top LNG suppliers in the world,” says Mike Wirth, executive vice president, Chevron Midstream and Development. “This SPA further demonstrates our work to expand our customer base, our strong customer relationships and our commitment to partnerships around the world.”
ENN LNG Trading Company Limited is one of the subsidiaries of ENN Energy Holding Ltd., which is one of the largest natural gas distribution companies in China. ENN Energy Holdings Ltd. operates in 150 cities across 17 provinces and autonomous regions, with over 12 million residential and 56 thousand industrial/commercial customers. ENN’s Zhoushan LNG receiving terminal is being constructed and expected to be in operation by 2018.
The SPA delivery requirements are expected to be fulfilled by Chevron’s growing LNG portfolio, including the company’s Australian LNG interests at Gorgon, Wheatstone and the North West Shelf.