Cheniere and Equinor sign a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: LNG) today announced that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC (“Cheniere Marketing”), has entered into a gas contract liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with Equinor ASA (“Equinor”).

Under the SPA, Equinor has agreed to purchase approximately 1.75 million tonnes per annum (“mtpa”) of LNG from Cheniere Marketing on a free on board basis for a term of approximately 15 years. Deliveries under the SPA will begin in the second half of 2026 and will reach 1.75 mtpy in the second half of 2027. Half of the volume, or approximately 0.9 mtpy, is subject to Cheniere making a final investment decision. positive (“FID”). ) to build additional liquefaction capacity at the Corpus Christi LNG terminal beyond the seven-train Corpus Christi Phase III project.

“Equinor is one of Europe’s leading energy companies, and we are delighted to enter into a long-term relationship with another strategic customer who shares our ambitions for a sustainable future,” said Jack Fusco, President and Chief Cheniere direction. “This SPA further reinforces Cheniere’s leadership in providing the flexible, reliable and cleaner long-term LNG supply sought by our customers around the world, focused on energy security and environmental priorities. The SPA also reflects the urgency of the demand for investment in additional LNG capacity, not only for the Corpus Christi Stage III project, which is approaching FID, but also for capacity beyond the project’s initial seven trains.

About Cheniere

Cheniere Energy, Inc. is the leading producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the United States, reliably providing a clean, safe and affordable solution to the growing global need for natural gas. Cheniere is a full-service LNG supplier, with capabilities that include gas supply and transportation, liquefaction, vessel charter and LNG delivery. Cheniere has one of the largest liquefaction platforms in the world, consisting of the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi liquefaction facilities on the US Gulf Coast, with a total production capacity of approximately 45 mtpa of LNG in operation. Cheniere is also pursuing opportunities for liquefaction expansion and other projects along the LNG value chain. Cheniere is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional offices in London, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit the Cheniere website at www.cheniere.com and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Equinor

Equinor is a global energy company committed to creating long-term value in a low-carbon future. Equinor’s goal is to turn natural resources into energy for people and progress for society. Equinor’s project portfolio encompasses oil and gas, renewable energy and low carbon solutions, with the ambition to become a net zero energy company by 2050. Equinor is the second largest exporter of pipeline to Europe and the only large-scale LNG operator in Europe. factory in Hammerfest, Norway. Based in Stavanger (Norway), Equinor is the leading operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, present in around thirty countries around the world.

Forward-looking statements

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