USA: 20-Year Sales and Purchase Agreements Venture Global to Soon Become the Largest US LNG Exporter to China

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Venture Global LNG has entered into two long term sales and purchase agreements with Sinopec for supplying 4 million tons per annum of LNG from its Plaquemines LNG export facility in the USA. A subsidiary of Sinopec will also purchase 3.5 million tons of LNG from the company’s Calcasieu Pass LNG unit. The deal is claimed to be the largest single LNG supply deal ever signed by a US company.

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Venture Global and Sinopec announce historic LNG sales and purchase agreements.
Venture Global and Sinopec announce historic LNG sales and purchase agreements.
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Arlington/USA – Venture Global LNG and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) have announced the signing of two 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPA) for the supply of a total of 4 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG from Venture Global's Plaquemines LNG export facility, in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana.

In addition, Unipec, a Sinopec subsidiary has agreed to purchase 3.5 million tons (MT) of LNG from Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass LNG facility for a shorter duration. This represents the largest single LNG supply deal ever signed by a US company and will double imports of US LNG to China.

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"Venture Global is proud to enter into this new and exciting long-term partnership with Sinopec, and soon become the largest US LNG exporter to China," said Mike Sabel, Chief Executive Officer of Venture Global LNG. "Today's announcement will accelerate our combined efforts to lower carbon emissions and provide a low-cost, reliable and secure energy supply to China. From day one, Venture Global has been on a mission to drive fuel switching around the world from coal to natural gas, and we are thrilled to equip Sinopec with a large supply of US LNG to do that and assist China in its energy transition."

Ma Yongsheng, President of Sinopec Corp, said, "The signing of this LNG SPA reflects the shared mission of Sinopec and Venture Global in promoting the global energy transition and is of significance in achieving carbon emission peak and neutrality goals."

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