ADNOC scores first long-term LNG deal from low-carbon Ruwais project

UAE’s Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a long-term heads of agreement with ENN LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas, for the delivery of at least 1 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa) of LNG primarily sourced from its low-carbon Ruwais LNG project, currently under development in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Abu Dhabi.

According to ADNOC, this 15-year agreement is the first long-term deal for the offtake of LNG from the Ruwais project. The deliveries are expected to start in 2028, upon the commencement of the facility’s commercial operations.  

The Ruwais LNG project is set to be the first LNG export facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to run on clean power, making it one of the lowest carbon intensity LNG plants in the world, supporting ADNOC’s accelerated Net Zero by 2045 ambition.

When completed, the project, which consists of two 4.8 mmtpa LNG liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 mmtpa, will more than double ADNOC’s LNG production capacity to help meet the increased global demand for natural gas.

Rashid Khalfan Al Mazrouei, ADNOC Senior Vice President, Marketing, said: “This landmark LNG agreement from our ongoing Ruwais LNG project enhances ADNOC’s position as a reliable and responsible global energy provider and creates new opportunities for value-creation across our gas value chain as natural gas demand continues to increase. We are making excellent progress in delivering this strategic project as we grow our portfolio of lower-carbon energy solutions to enable the energy transition and we will continue to support our customers and partners on this journey.”

ADNOC’s LNG agreement with ENN is contingent upon a final investment decision (FID) on the project, including regulatory approvals, and the negotiation of a definitive sale and purchase agreement between the two companies. 

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