HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 3, 2019--
Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”) (NYSE American: LNG) announced today
that its subsidiary, Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC
(“Corpus Christi Stage III”), has entered into a long-term gas supply
agreement (“GSA”) with Apache Corporation (“Apache”) (NYSE, Nasdaq:
APA). Under the GSA, Apache has agreed to sell 140,000 MMBtu per day of
natural gas to Corpus Christi Stage III for a term of approximately 15
years. The LNG associated with this gas supply, approximately 0.85
million tonnes per annum (“mtpa”), will be marketed by Cheniere. Apache
will receive an LNG price, net of a fixed liquefaction fee and certain
costs incurred by Cheniere, for the natural gas delivered to Corpus
Christi Stage III under this agreement. The LNG price is based on
international LNG indices.
“This first-of-its-kind long-term agreement with Apache represents a
commercial evolution in the U.S. LNG industry, as it will ensure the
continued reliable delivery of natural gas to Cheniere from one of the
premier producers in the Permian Basin, while enabling Apache to access
global LNG pricing and receive flow assurance for its gas,” said Jack
Fusco, Cheniere’s President and CEO. “This commercial agreement, which
is expected to support the Corpus Christi Stage III project, reinforces
Cheniere’s track record of creating innovative, collaborative solutions
to meet customers’ needs and support Cheniere’s growth.”
“Apache’s agreement with Cheniere is part of the company’s long-term
strategy to leverage the scale of our assets in the Permian Basin and
diversify our customer base and cost structure by accessing new markets
for natural gas produced at Alpine High. We are pleased to partner with
Cheniere in this innovative marketing agreement,” said John J.
Christmann IV, Apache’s Chief Executive Officer and President.
The Corpus Christi Stage III project is being developed to include up to
seven midscale liquefaction trains with a total expected nominal
production capacity of approximately 9.5 mtpa. Corpus Christi Stage III
received a positive Environmental Assessment from the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission in March 2019 and is expected to receive all
remaining necessary regulatory approvals for the project by the end of
Cheniere Energy, Inc. is the leading producer and exporter of liquefied
natural gas (LNG) in the United States, reliably providing a clean,
secure, and affordable solution to the growing global need for natural
gas. Cheniere is a full-service LNG provider, with capabilities that
include gas procurement and transportation, liquefaction, vessel
chartering, 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 U.S. Gulf Coast, with
expected aggregate adjusted nominal production capacity of up to
approximately 45 million tonnes per annum of LNG operating or under
construction. Cheniere is also pursuing liquefaction expansion
opportunities and other projects along the LNG value chain. Cheniere is
headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has additional offices in London,
Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.
For additional information, please refer to the Cheniere website at www.cheniere.com
and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019,
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company
with operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom.
Apache posts announcements, operational updates, investor information
and all press releases on its website, www.apachecorp.com,
and on its Media and Investor Center mobile application.
This press release contains certain statements that may include
“forward-looking statements” within the meanings of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. All statements, other than statements of historical or present
facts or conditions, included herein are “forward-looking statements.”
Included among “forward-looking statements” are, among other things, (i)
statements regarding Cheniere’s financial and operational guidance,
business strategy, plans and objectives, including the development,
construction and operation of liquefaction facilities, (ii) statements
regarding expectations regarding regulatory authorizations and
approvals, (iii) statements expressing beliefs and expectations
regarding the development of Cheniere’s LNG terminal and pipeline
businesses, including liquefaction facilities, (iv) statements regarding
the business operations and prospects of third parties, (v) statements
regarding potential financing arrangements, and (vi) statements
regarding future discussions and entry into contracts. Although Cheniere
believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking
statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and
uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect.
Cheniere’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated
in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors,
including those discussed in Cheniere’s periodic reports that are filed
with and available from the Securities and Exchange Commission. You
should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as
required under the securities laws, Cheniere does not assume a duty to
update these forward-looking statements.
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