Santos today confirmed it had signed a location swap agreement facilitating the delivery of at least 18 PJ of gas per annum into the southern domestic market.
Chief executive Kevin Gallagher said: “This transaction demonstrates the ability for industry to efficiently work together and support the Federal Government in bringing more supply into the domestic market and help mitigate gas supply concerns.”
Under the three year agreement (with an option to extend for a further year), which takes effect in January 2018, Santos will take delivery of gas at Wallumbilla. Santos will then provide an equivalent quantity of gas at delivery points in the southern domestic market.
The company leader added: “Santos will continue to proactively pursue transactions that capture value for our shareholders and extend our long and proud history of delivering competitive wholesale gas supply to east coast domestic gas market end users.
“We want to continue to be the leader in delivering a more reliable, affordable and cleaner energy solution to Australian homes and businesses, and that means not only accessing more gas but using our Moomba infrastructure and pipeline capacity positions to assist its delivery.”