Chevron signed a binding sales and purchase agreement with ENN LNG Trading Company, for the delivery of liquefied natural gas to China from its portfolio.
Under the agreement, ENN LNG Trading Company, the unit of ENN Energy, China’s private owner and operator of LNG terminals, will receive up to 0.65 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year, for a period of 10 years, Chevron noted in its statement on Monday.
First delivery is expected to start in 2018 or the first half of 2019.
The start of the liquefied natural gas supply matches the expected date of the completion of ENN’s Zhoushan LNG receiving terminal currently under construction. It is expected the terminal will be in operation by 2018.
Chevron added the LNG volumes under the supply deal will be delivered from the company’s global portfolio including the company’s Australian LNG interests at Gorgon, Wheatstone and the North West Shelf.