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  • Energy security boost after Centrica and Repsol agree LNG supply deal
    édité le 07/02/2024 - Plus de news de "Centrica" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "Centrica"


Energy security boost after Centrica and Repsol agree LNG supply deal
Centrica Energy and Repsol announced the signing of a deal that will improve the UK’s energy security in the coming years.

The deal will see Centrica purchase 1 million tonnes of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) shipments between 2025 and 2027. All of these cargoes are expected to be delivered to the Grain LNG import terminal in Kent.

The deal marks an additional move by Centrica to build further resilience in the UK’s energy security. It follows a 15 year, $8bn deal with Delfin Midstream in July 2023, a three-year supply agreement with Equinor that will heat 4.5m UK homes through to 2024 and the reopening and expansion of the Rough gas storage facility in October 2022 and June 2023 respectively. Rough now provides half of the UK’s total gas storage capacity with the potential to store over 50 billion cubic feet (bcf) of gas, enough to heat almost 10% of UK homes throughout winter.

Chris O'Shea, Centrica Group Chief Executive said:

“I’m proud that Centrica is continuing to improve the UK’s security of supply through this deal with Repsol. When our security of supply is threatened, it’s customers that lose out, so it’s reassuring that this agreement will ultimately help ensure that those on the front line of the energy crisis have some insulation from price fluctuations.

"Natural Gas is an essential transition fuel in the move to net zero and securing international agreements such as this will be vital if the UK is to reach its ambitious goals. Alongside the other steps we’ve taken to make the UK more resilient – through deals with Delfin Midstream and Equinor – our actions demonstrate our commitment to the UK consumer. We stand ready to invest several billion pounds in additional projects, creating thousands of new UK jobs, with the right regulatory framework.”

“We are delighted to have closed this deal and increased our contractual relationship with Repsol. One of the key pillars of our successful and growing LNG business is our partnership approach. This is yet another great example of colleagues across Centrica Energy working closely with our counterparts at other companies to agree and expand our relationships. Our new deal with Repsol will complement the Atlantic leg of our diversified and flexible portfolio.”

Laura Rejon, Repsol Wholesale Gas & NG Trading SVP said:

“Reliable and affordable energy supplies are crucial to maintaining economic and social wellbeing, and we are delighted that our partnership with Centrica contributes to this end.”

About Centrica

Centrica is the UK’s leading energy services and solutions company, founded on a 200-year heritage of serving customers in homes and businesses. We supply energy and services to over 10 million residential and business customers, in the UK and Ireland, through brands such as British Gas, Bord Gáis Energy and Centrica Business Solutions. Centrica’s Optimisation business, Centrica Energy, provides commodity risk management on behalf of Centrica Group, trading physical and financial energy commodity products. We connect energy producers, suppliers and offtakers in the wholesale energy markets.

About Repsol

Repsol is a global multi-energy company that is leading the energy transition with its ambition of achieving zero net emissions by 2050. Present throughout the energy value chain, the company employs 24,000 people worldwide and distributes its products in nearly 100 countries to around 24 million customers.

To achieve zero net emissions by 2050, Repsol is deploying an integrated model of decarbonization technologies based on enhanced efficiency, increased renewable power generation capacity, production of low-carbon fuels, development of new customer solutions, the circular economy, and by driving breakthrough projects to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.


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