BP And OMV Sign 10-Year LNG SPA

A liquefied natural gas vessel docks at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. (Image Courtesy Of BP)

BP and OMV announced the signing of a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) covering supply of up to 1.1 million tons (1 million tonnes) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year for 10 years from 2026.

Under the terms of the agreement, BP will provide OMV with LNG, which will be received and re-gasified through the Gate LNG terminal in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where OMV holds regasification capacity, or other terminals in Europe.

“It is one of OMV’s key priorities to drive forward our ongoing diversification of supply sources that encompasses gas from our own production and external sources from Norway, as well as additional LNG volumes,” said Alfred Stern, chair of the executive board and chief executive officer of OMV. “In tandem with the recent news regarding our additional gas transport capacities until 2028, our agreement with BP reflects our significant contribution to the security of supply to our customers in Austria and Europe. Our partnership with BP, spanning a 10-year period from 2026, is an important strategic step toward diversifying and safeguarding our supply sources in the long-term.”

“At BP, we see LNG as an essential part of the energy transition and essential for our own pivot to becoming an integrated energy company,” said Jonty Shepard, vice president of global LNG trading and origination at BP. “We are pleased to conclude this LNG SPA with OMV, with whom we have a longstanding relationship. Europe is a significant LNG market and this agreement with OMV further demonstrates our LNG supply capability in the region, supporting security of supply for our European customers.”