Qatar Petroleum and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) entered into a long term Sale and Purchase Agreement for the supply of up to 3 million tons per annum of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the State of Kuwait.
The agreement was signed by HE Dr Khaled A. Al-Fadhel, the Minister of Oil and the Minister of Electricity & Water, the Chairman of the Board of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and HE Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, during a special ceremony held in Kuwait City.
Under the 15-year agreement, LNG deliveries to Kuwait’s new world-class LNG receiving terminal at Al-Zour Port will commence in 2022 to support meeting Kuwait’s growing energy needs and demand, particularly in the power generation sector.
HE Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum welcomed the signing of the agreement. He said:
We are pleased and proud to join hands with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and we look forward to providing reliable LNG supplies to our brothers in the State of Kuwait for decades to come.’
Al-Kaabi notes that this agreement highlights Qatar’s commitment to meeting Kuwait’s LNG requirements.
This agreement extends Qatar’s long standing LNG supply relationship with Kuwait well into the 2030’s and highlights our commitment to meeting Kuwait’s LNG requirements. We are confident that the exceptional reliability of our LNG supplies will provide KPC with the required flexibility and supply security to fuel the State of Kuwait’s impressive growth.’
On his part, HE Dr Khaled A. Al-Fadhel, the Minister of Oil and the Minister of Electricity & Water, the Chairman of the Board of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said:
The state of Kuwait is embarking on an ambitious path of economic growth, which requires cleaner energy sources such as natural gas that will contribute to reducing emissions and improving local air quality. Whilst KPC is working towards increasing local natural gas production, there remains a pressing need to secure imports of natural gas supplies.’
This agreement reinforces the solid brotherly relationship between Kuwait and Qatar and further strengthens the ties between Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and Qatar Petroleum.
His Highness the Emir of Kuwait receives HE Minister Al-Kaabi
HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, received HE Minister Al-Kaabi at Bayan Palace in Kuwait City.
Talks during the meeting covered various aspects of the brotherly relations between the State of Kuwait and the State of Qatar and cooperation in the energy field.
The meeting with His Highness was attended by HE Minister Al-Fadhel and the delegation accompanying HE Minister Al-Kaabi.