Pursuant the terms of the SPA, the contracted LNG volumes from Qatar will be delivered ex-ship to terminals across India onboard QatarEnergy’s vast LNG fleet starting May 2028.
The signing of the SPA was celebrated during a special ceremony held in Goa, India under the patronage S. Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy, and H. Puri, the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, and Housing & Urban Affairs in the Republic of India.
In attendance were P. Jain, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Chairman of Petronet LNG, S. Gupta, the Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (India) Limited, S. Vaidya, the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation, and K. Gopalan, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
To mark this important achievement, a document commemorating the occasion was signed by Mr. A. K. Singh, the Managing Director & CEO of Petronet LNG Limited and Mr. A. Al-Hussaini, QatarEnergy’s Executive Vice President for Marketing.
In remarks welcoming the successful conclusion of this important SPA, S. Al-Kaabi said:
- this agreement is another key milestone in the long-standing energy partnership between Qatar and India and comes on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the first LNG shipment to India;
- we believe that this new agreement, with our valued customers Petronet LNG and its esteemed shareholder companies, will further strengthen the relationship with India and support its vision to increase the contribution of natural gas in its energy mix.
It was followed in 2015 by another agreement for the supply of an additional 1 MTPA of LNG, raising the total annual long-term volumes contracted between the two sides to 8.5 MTPA.