Thai state energy firm PTT PCL has won approval to buy a total 2 million tonnes a year of liguefied natural gas (LNG) from Shell Eastern Trading (PTE) and BP Singapore PTE Ltd in long-term contracts, the energy minister said on Thursday. Shell Eastern and BP will supply 1 million tonnes each to state-controlled PTT from 2017, Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee told reporters after a meeting of the ministry's policy and planning office. As part of the 15-to-20 year contracts, PTT will import 0.5 million tonnes of LNG from Shell Eastern and 0.317 million tonnes from BP in April 2016, Narongchai said.
Thailand's largest oil and gas explorer PTT Exploration and Production PCL (PTTEP), has reported second quarter profits slumped 94%, dragged by a fall in revenue, and foreign exchange and oil hedging losses.
Pan Orient Energy has sold a 50% interest in its subsidiary which operates its L53/48 Thailand concession to Sea Oil for $42.5million including a working capital adjustments of $2.4million. The deal is expected to be closed by January, with a $4million break free payable by Sea Oil if shareholder approval is not obtained.