A binding LNG SPA is expected to be executed during the second half of calendar year 2016. Deliveries of LNG under the SPA would be expected to begin in calendar year 2018 or 2019 after completion of ENN’s Zhoushan receiving terminal in Zhejiang province, China.
Origin Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Gas, David Baldwin said, “The heads of agreement represents a significant milestone in the relationship between Origin and ENN, and in the development of Origin’s LNG business.”
Origin has flexibility under the heads of agreement to supply ENN from its portfolio interests, optimised with third party purchases where market conditions create an opportunity to lower overall cost of supply.
As LNG and commodity markets strengthen in the future, Origin together with its partners, has the option to bring forward the development of its resource positions on Australia’s east coast. For example, the Ironbark resource is an economic source of supply for ENN when tolled through existing LNG infrastructure and can be developed at a time when it becomes the lowest cost source of supply.
ENN LNG Trading Company Limited is a subsidiary of ENN Energy Holdings Ltd, one of the largest natural gas distributors in China with operations in 146 cities across 17 provinces and autonomous regions and more than 11 million residential and 52,000 industrial / commercial customers.
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About Origin Energy
Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) is the leading Australian integrated energy company with market leading positions in energy retailing (approximately 4.3 million customer accounts), power generation (approximately 6,000 MW of capacity owned and contracted) and natural gas production (1,093 PJ of 2P reserves and annual production of 82 PJe). To match its leadership in the supply of green energy, Origin also aspires to be the number one renewables company in Australia. Through Australia Pacific LNG, its incorporated joint venture with ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, Origin is developing Australia’s biggest CSG to LNG project based on the country’s largest 2P CSG reserves base.
About ENN GROUP
ENN GROUP is one of the largest private energy companies in China with over 35,000 employees. Since its establishment in 1989, ENN has developed from a natural gas distributor to a conglomerate engaging in natural gas distribution, chemicals, solar energy, intelligent energy, energy R&D, cultural and health and real estate. ENN controls and operates over 300 subsidiaries including ENN Energy Holdings., Ltd. listed in Hong Kong (02688. HK), ENN Ecological Holdings Co., Ltd. listed in Shanghai (600803.SH) and Beibu Gulf Tourism Co., Ltd. listed in Shanghai (603869.SH). In 2015 ENN got final government approval for construction of Zhoushan LNG receiving terminal and LNG Marine Bunkering project. Through phased development of Zhoushan LNG receiving terminal, ENN will be capable of handling 3-10 million tonnes LNG import annually starting from 2018, which will play an important role in future natural gas business development of ENN.
Origin Energy Limited (Origin) today announced that it has signed a non-binding heads of agreement with ENN LNG Trading Company Limited for the supply of 500,000 tonnes of LNG per year for a period of five years. By mutual agreement, the parties have the ability to extend the supply period by an additional five years.