InterOil Corporation and Pacific LNG Operations Ltd. have signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Gunvor Singapore Pte. Ltd., for the supply of 1 million tpa of LNG from the Gulf LNG Project in Papua New Guinea.
The Prime Minister of PNG acknowledged his support for the phased LNG development of the Gulf LNG project and the financial structure to ensure LNG revenue for all stakeholders by 2014 to early 2015.
The Gulf LNG Project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprises the Elk and Antelope gas fields and the planned liquefaction and associated facilities in the Gulf Province of PNG to be developed by Liquid Niugini Gas Ltd., InterOil and Pacific LNG's joint-venture project company.
The HOA, while not binding, sets out the basis upon which the parties intend to negotiate and document terms for the purchase and sale of one million tpa of LNG, for a period of 15 years commencing in 2015, to be supplied by the proposed Gulf LNG Project in PNG. InterOil and Pacific LNG are striving to complete negotiations and execute a binding Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Gunvor by the second quarter of 2012.
InterOil Chief Executive Officer Phil Mulacek commented, “We are pleased to have executed an HOA with Gunvor, for long-term LNG off-take from our Gulf LNG Project in Papua New Guinea. InterOil is proud to work with Gunvor, one of the largest energy commodity movers in the world.
With 2.3 million tpy now committed under HOA’s, InterOil has preliminary LNG offtake arrangements for more than 50% of its start-up LNG volumes.
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