Southern California Telephone & Energy's (SCT&E) LNG subsidiary has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an unidentified state owned utility from the Asia Pacific region to sell one million tons per annum (mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The state-owned utility will buy the LNG from SCT&E LNG's planned development on Monkey Island in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US.SCT&E LNG member of board of directors Richard Ieyoub said: "The signed MOU provides the state-owned utility company 20-year access to Henry Hub-indexed LNG.
"This agreement is expected to bring SCT&E LNG revenues in excess of $4 billion over the life of the agreement.""The signed MOU provides the state-owned utility company 20-year access to Henry Hub-indexed LNG."
The deal is in line with the undisclosed utility's expansion initiatives, as it plans new natural gas power facilities to meet the rising energy demands in the area.Construction of the proposed SCT&E LNG facility on Monkey Island is expected to cost around $9.4bn.
Once operational, it will have a capacity to liquefy around twelve (12) mtpa of natural gas.The firm intends to sign additional LNG offtake agreements by the end of this year.
SCT&E LNG CEO and chairman Greg Michaels said: "The SCT&E LNG project is targeting traditional and non-traditional LNG buyers who need LNG in 2021 and beyond.
"Signing this MOU validates our business strategy and the market's desire for LNG in 2021 and the years that follow."