Qatargas to sell 1.5 mln tons of LNG a year to Turkey’s Botaş
DOHA – ReutersState-run Qatargas, the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), said on Sept. 20 that it had signed a medium-term sales and purchase agreement with Turkey’s Botaş to deliver 1.5 million tons of LNG each year for three years.
Qatargas said it would supply the LNG from Qatargas 2 to either the Egegaz LNG Terminal, the Marmara LNG Terminal or the Etki LNG terminal in Turkey.
“We are very pleased to announce this new agreement with Botas which will further strengthen our relationship with our friends in Turkey,” said Qatargas President and Chief Executive Officer Saad Sherida al-Kaabi.
Qatargas has previously supplied Turkish state pipeline operator Botas with spot cargoes.
The agreement comes as the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world continues to simmer.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting terrorism, a charge which Doha denies.
Qatargas has said its LNG supply to the world’s largest LNG importer Japan would not be affected by the economic, diplomatic and transport boycott.
It has also since signed an agreement with Shell for the delivery of up to 1.1 million tons of LNG per year for five years.