Sharjah National Oil Company and Uniper sign MoU to import LNG into UAE

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October 11, 2016 Under the auspices of Sharjah Petroleum Council (SPC), Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Uniper SE today have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) targeting the importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Port of Hamriyah in the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE.

Press Release

October 11, 2016

Under the auspices of Sharjah Petroleum Council (SPC), Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Uniper SE today have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) targeting the importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Port of Hamriyah in the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE.

First gas deliveries should arrive into Sharjah in the spring of 2018. Gas will flow to the Sajaa gas field complex and then into the existing pipeline network throughout the Northern Emirates. The natural gas will be marketed to existing gas consumers in the region and new business seeking a reliable long term supply of energy.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Sharjah Petroleum Council, Deputy Chairman and Sharjah National Oil Corporation President commented “We highly value this project which will add to the supply of gas in Sharjah and Northern Emirates to meet the growing demand for energy. The combination of SNOC and Uniper efforts with all their capabilities and experience in natural gas activities will achieve the planned targets”.

Hatem Al Mosa, CEO of SNOC and Secretary General of Sharjah Petroleum Council SPC– commented, “We recognise the urgent need of the Northern Emirates for a reliable supply of natural gas that can be easily distributed to support large and small consumers, from the big power generators to small businesses. The Sajaa complex has traditionally been the centre of the gas supply business in the Northern Emirates and it is well placed to continue supporting the region”

Klaus Schäfer, CEO of Uniper S.E — commented, “We are grateful that SPC and SNOC have selected Uniper S.E to support the Emirate of Sharjah in their quest for uninterruptable supplies of natural gas. Uniper has over 50 years of experience, through its legacy companies, in delivering sustainable competitively priced energy to customers.