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Woodside to sell 15.1% of Scarborough interest to JERA

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Woodside has broadened its strategic relationship with JERA through a transaction that involves three core elements: equity in the Scarborough Joint Venture; LNG offtake; and collaboration on opportunities in new energy and lower carbon services.

Woodside has executed a binding sale and purchase agreement with JERA for the sale of a 15.1% non-operating participating interest in the Scarborough Joint Venture (JV) for an estimated total  consideration of $1,400 million (€1,291 million).

Figure on coinsWoodside and JERA have also entered into a non-binding heads of agreement for the sale and  purchase of six LNG cargoes on a delivered ex-ship basis per year for 10 years commencing in 2026 from Woodside’s global portfolio.

A non-binding agreement for new energy collaboration including potential opportunities in ammonia, hydrogen, carbon management technology and carbon capture and storage was also signed to support common decarbonisation ambitions.

Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill welcomed the broadened strategic relationship with JERA and says: ‘Woodside welcomes Japan’s largest utility, JERA, into the Scarborough Joint Venture. This builds on a long history of collaboration, starting in 1989 with LNG sales from the North West Shelf to JERA’s parent companies Tokyo Electric and Chubu Electric. JERA’s participation in the Scarborough Joint Venture, which will also include LNG Japan, is a further demonstration of the importance of the project to Japanese customers and confidence in long-term demand.’

Woodside uses the term lower carbon services to describe technologies such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) or offsets that could be used by customers to reduce their net greenhouse gas emissions.

Yukio Kani, JERA global CEO and chair says: ‘Solving the world’s energy issues requires deep collaboration to tackle challenges one by one with reliable partners. I am grateful for the open and engaging dialogue I have had with Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill. I look forward to further developing  our relationship with Woodside, a global player in LNG, and to promote new initiatives to achieve  decarbonisation.’

Following completion of the sale of equity to JERA, Woodside will hold a 74.9% interest in the  Scarborough Joint Venture and remain as operator.

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