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ADNOC and Aramco to explore opportunities in gas and LNG sectors

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) has announced that it has signed a framework agreement with Saudi Aramco to explore potential opportunities for collaboration in the natural gas and LNG sectors.

Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will jointly assess investment opportunities across the LNG value chain that could unlock value and drive revenue growth. They will partner on techno-economic feasibility studies and exchange knowledge and experience in LNG growth markets.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, said: “The UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have a strong relationship built on shared strategic interests. Increased cooperation between ADNOC and Saudi Aramco will ensure greater energy security and long-term economic prosperity for both nations.

“This agreement reinforces our strategy to undertake partnerships with forward-thinking partners who can help accelerate access to new growth centers of global demand. It will ensure that we are well-positioned to secure greater returns from global LNG demand growth by combining the technological and operational expertise of two of the world’s leading National Oil Companies.”

According to the statement, the framework agreement follows the announcement that Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) has approved ADNOC’s new integrated gas strategy that will sustain LNG production to 2040 and allow ADNOC to seize incremental LNG and gas-to-chemicals growth opportunities – where they arise – from the UAE’s dynamic demand/supply position and evolving energy mix. In addition to this, it will allow the company to explore LNG investment opportunities, as well as create additional value from international LNG trading expansion, in response to the dominant role Asian markets will play in driving for LNG.

Amin Nasser, Saudi Aramco President and CEO, said: “Our partnership with ADNOC continues to strengthen, after the recent decision to jointly develop a major refinery in India. We have shared strategic interest to expand our gas businesses, and this new agreement underlines our confidence in strong global gas demand growth. Our cooperation further supports the corporate transformation strategy of both ADNOC and Saudi Aramco to pursue opportunities that help unlock greater value for both companies and meet the growing needs of stakeholders around the world that depend on our energy to develop and grow their economies.”

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