东京电力与中部电力的合资企业JERA表示，JERA与Diamond Gas International签署的协议有效期约为15年，从2024年4月起开始计算。
JERA还表示，该协议符合日本公平贸易委员会(Japan Fair Trade Commission) 2017年6月的裁决，该裁决宣布所谓的目的地限制条款是反竞争的，并呼吁液化天然气合同的目的地灵活性。
去年10月，由荷兰皇家壳牌(Royal Dutch Shell)牵头、耗资400亿加元(合300亿美元)的加拿大液化天然气(LNG)项目获得了这家英荷巨头及其合作伙伴的批准，成为近年来获得批准的首个大型新项目。
该项目目前的买家包括贸易公司Vitol，以及东京燃气(Tokyo Gas)、东豪燃气(Toho Gas)和韩国燃气公司(Korea Gas Corp)等亚洲公用事业公司。
尹路 编译自 路透社
JERA to buy up to 1.2 million tonnes per year of LNG from Canada project
Japan’s JERA, the world’s top buyer of liquefied natural gas,The heads of agreement (HOA) signed between JERA and Diamond Gas International is for about 15 years from the business year starting from April 2024, said JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power.
The deal will be the first time JERA procures LNG from Canada, it said in a statement.
JERA also said that the agreement was in line with the Japan Fair Trade Commission ruling in June 2017, which declared so-called destination restriction clauses to be anti-competitive and called for destination flexibility in LNG contracts.
The C$40 billion ($30 billion) LNG Canada project led by Royal Dutch Shell was given the go-ahead by the Anglo-Dutch giant and its partners in October last year, making it the fuel’s first major new project to win approval in recent years.
Buyers from the project so far include trading house Vitol as well as Asian utilities such as Tokyo Gas, Toho Gas and Korea Gas Corp (Kogas).