Beach Energy Pens LNG SPA Deal With BP
Beach Energy has finalized and signed the LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with BP Singapore Pte. Limited, a subsidiary of oil and gas supermajor BP.
The LNG SPA will see BP purchase all 3.75 million tons of Beach’s expected LNG volumes from the Waitsia Stage 2 project. Supply is targeted to begin in the second half of 2023 and will continue for approximately five years.
Terms include flexibility around the commencement of supply, ensuring alignment with Waitsia Stage 2 construction, and commissioning activities.
The LNG SPA contains a hybrid pricing structure linked to both Brent and Japan Korea Marker indices. Pricing parameters agreed support Beach’s exposure to the current commodity cycle prices and do not restrict upside price participation. The SPA also includes a downside price protection mechanism.
Supply will be delivered on a Free on Board basis from the North West Shelf (NWS) facilities in Karratha, Western Australia, to leverage BP’s LNG trading and shipping capabilities. BP is an existing participant in the NWS Joint Venture and has a long history of lifting LNG from the NWS facilities.
“Signing of the LNG SPA with bp is a significant milestone in our delivery of material growth and another step closer to Beach becoming a supplier of LNG to the global market. We thank BP for their custom and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship,” Chief Executive Officer Morné Engelbrecht said.
“Once LNG sales commence, Beach will have further diversified its commodity pricing exposure. Beach’s oil and gas portfolio will provide exposure to Brent oil prices, spot LNG prices, east coast, west coast, and New Zealand domestic gas prices, and oil-linked gas prices. This places Beach in an enviable position within the Australian energy sector,” Engelbrecht added.
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