Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra, has signed an agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Polish oil and gas company PGNiG from its portfolio of LNG projects in the US.
Under the heads of agreement (HOA), Poland’s PGNiG will purchase approximately three million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG free-on-board from Sempra Infrastructure.
Sempra Infrastructure president Dan Brouillette said: “Today’s agreement underscores our commitment to help provide greater energy security to Poland, and our global partners, through long-term LNG sales.”
PGNiG president Iwona Waksmundzka-Olejniczak said the deal will pave the way for negotiations of detailed terms for PGNiG to purchase LNG from the infrastructure partner.
Waksmundzka-Olejniczak added: “Here in Poland, LNG is already one of the cornerstones of our diversified strategy to enhance Polish energy security, as well as to strengthen the commercial potential of the PGNiG Group.
“We are determined to further expand our operations in this direction and are therefore taking steps to secure access to adequate natural gas volumes in the future.”
Subject to the signing of a definitive 20-year LNG sale-and-purchase agreements, Sempra Infrastructure will supply 2Mtpa from the Cameron LNG Phase 2 project in Louisiana, US, and 1Mtpa from the Port Arthur LNG project under development in Texas.
Currently under the development phase, the two terminals in the Gulf of Mexico would transport LNG via a floating regasification terminal in the Gulf of Gdansk, to Poland.
Sempra Infrastructure plans to start initial LNG deliveries to PGNiG in 2027.
The Cameron LNG Phase 2 project aims to increase the facility’s capacity from 12 million tonnes of LNG per year, to nearly 19 million tons of LNG per annum.
Expected to have an initial production capacity of nearly 13.5 million tons of LNG per year, the Port Arthur LNG project will include up to two LNG trains and gas pipelines to deliver natural gas to the terminal.