Qatari state-LNG marketer Qatargas and Shell have agreed to supply Kuwait with 1mn t/y under a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) starting this year. The volumes will be supplied from the 7.8mn t/y Qatargas 4 project (Qatar Petroleum 70%, Shell 30%).

Kuwait’s requirement for LNG imports to supplement domestic production has risen significantly in recent years as the country has brought new gas-fired power plant units online (MEES, 14 February). Imports have been around 3.5mn t/y in recent years, and Qatar supplied 1.35mn t/y in 2018. (CONTINUED - 300 WORDS)