卡塔尔能源公司总裁兼首席执行官、能源事务部长Saad Sherida Al Kaabi表示，能源市场充满活力，正处于转型期，液化天然气将继续在满足全球能源需求和确保供应安全方面发挥关键作用。这项协议是为满足对更清洁能源的需求和为实现实际、公平和现实的能源过渡而支持经济和环境要求所作努力的重要补充。卡塔尔能源是全球液化天然气的领导者，液化天然气是所有化石燃料中最清洁的，因此自然会加大对液化天然气交易和投资组合优化的关注，以提供创新的液化天然气解决方案，满足全球客户的需求。为卡塔尔能源贸易公司自成立以来在很短的时间内所取得的成就感到骄傲，有了这个新的投资组合，相信卡塔尔能源贸易公司将加快努力，在不久的将来实现成为液化天然气贸易世界领导者的愿望。
Affiliates of QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil have agreed to independently offtake and market their respective proportionate equity shares of LNG produced by the Golden Pass LNG Export Project in the US.
Pursuant to the agreement, QatarEnergy Trading, a wholly owned subsidiary of QatarEnergy, will offtake, transport, and trade 70% of the LNG produced by Golden Pass LNG.
The construction of Golden Pass LNG, which has a total production capacity in excess of 18 million tons of LNG per annum, is well underway with first LNG production expected by the end of 2024.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy, said: “The energy market is highly dynamic and undergoing a period of transformation, and LNG will continue to play a key role in meeting global energy demand and ensuring security of supply. This agreement is an important addition to our efforts to meet demand for cleaner energy and to support the economic and environmental requirements for a practical, equitable and realistic energy transition.”
Al-Kaabi added: “QatarEnergy is the global leader in LNG, the cleanest of all fossil fuels, and it is only natural for us to increase focus on LNG trading and portfolio optimization to deliver innovative LNG solutions that meet the needs of our customers across the globe. I am proud of what QatarEnergy Trading has achieved in the very short time since its inception and with this new addition to its portfolio, I am confident that QatarEnergy Trading will accelerate its efforts to deliver on our aspiration of becoming a world leader in LNG trading in the near future.”
As a result of this arrangement, Ocean LNG Limited, a joint venture established in 2016 between affiliates of QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil for the purpose of offtaking and marketing the entire production of Golden Pass LNG, has ceased operations, and will be wound down.