Eni and Nigeria LNG Reach Sale and Purchase Deal

Eni on Monday signed a 20-year Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited for the acquisition of 1.375 Million Tonnes per year (equivalent to approximately 2 billion cubic meters per year) of liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG volume sold to Eni will be part of the volume that would be produced from the expansion plant in Bonny named "NLNG T7," which is expected to come into operation in 2012.

Nigeria LNG is a Nigerian Joint Venture company whose shareholders are Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (49%), Shell (25.6%), TotalFinaElf (15%) and Eni (10.4%).

LNG will be delivered by Nigeria LNG to the terminal of Cameron, Louisiana, where Eni already holds a re-gasification capacity of some 6 bcm/year, and will be sold to the US market. The volumes of LNG delivered to Eni through this agreement represent some 17% of the whole production of Bonny's Train 7 expansion.

This agreement will make a further sizeable contribution to Eni supplies' portfolio, enabling the company to strengthen its activities in the USA and its role as leading player in the global LNG market.