Doha: E.ON and RasGas Company Ltd signed a medium-term flexible contract, with immediate effect, for the supply of liquefied natural gas from Qatar to the Isle of Grain in the United Kingdom. The three-year contract has the potential to supply up to around two billion cubic meters over its term.
“In a rapidly changing LNG marketplace, we are very pleased to have been able to reach an agreement that supports the ambitions of both our companies. Further, the deal enables us to take advantage of our existing UK regas position,” said Christopher Delbrück, CEO of E.ON Global Commodities SE.
“RasGas has four long-term LNG contracts in Europe, and the UK is a very important market to the State of Qatar. As a global energy supplier, RasGas remains focused on executing its short and long-term sales commitments in a safe and reliable manner. Over the past 20 years, we have demonstrated that our key strengths — reliability, deliverability and flexibility — are what set us apart, making RasGas extremely competitive on the global stage,” said Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, CEO of RasGas.
E.ON regards Qatar as a priority country in the expansion of the company’s LNG business model, including short and long-term supply agreements. Qatar possesses the world’s third-largest gas reserves and has, by developing an impressive infrastructure for exporting LNG, established itself as leader on the global LNG market. In 2009, E.ON opened an office in Doha, Qatar, in addition to its Middle East office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
RasGas exports to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with a total LNG production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum.