Doha, Qatar, 06 Feb. 2024
QatarEnergy announced that it has entered into
a 20 year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Petronet LNG Limited forthe supply of 7.5 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG destined to the Republic of India.
Pursuant the terms of the SPA, the contracted LNG volumes from Qatar will be delivered ex-ship to terminals across India onboard QatarEnergy’s vast LNG fleet starting May 2028.
The signing of the SPA was celebrated during a special ceremony held in Goa, India
under the patronage of Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of QatarEnergy; and Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas,and Housing & Urban Affairs of India.
Present on the occasion were Pankaj Jain, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Chairman of Petronet LNG; Sandeep Kumar Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (India) Limited; Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation; and
Krishna kumar Gopalan, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum
To mark this important achievement, a document commemorating the occasion was
signed by Akshay Kumar Singh, Managing Director & CEO of Petronet LNG Limited and Abdulla Ahmad Al-Hussaini, QatarEnergy’s Executive Vice President for Marketing.
In remarks welcoming the successful conclusion of this important Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said, This agreement is another key
milestone in the long-standing energy partnership between Qatar andIndia and
comes on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the first LNG shipment to India’.
Minister Al-Kaabi added ‘We believe that this new agreement, with our valued customers Petronet LNG and its esteemed shareholder companies, will further strengthen the relationship with India and support its vision to increase the contribution of natural gas in its energy mix.”
Petronet first entered into an agreement for the supply of LNG from Qatar in 1999 for
the delivery of 7.5 MTPA.
It was followed in 2015 by another agreement for the supply of an additional 1MTPA of LNG, raising the total annual long-term volumes
contracted between the two sides to 8.5 MTPA.