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Egypt will import around 60 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) next year and Glencore will be the biggest supplier.
29.11.16 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

Egypt will import around 60 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) next year and Glencore will be the biggest supplier, trading sources with knowledge of the results of Egypt's mega tender for 2017 and 2018 said on Monday.

Glencore bagged the right to supply around 25 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to Egypt, while second-placed Trafigura is understood to have won the right to supply about 18 cargoes of the super-cooled fuel, the trading sources said.

Other parties successful in Egypt Natural Gas Holding's (EGAS) tender included BB Energy, Gunvor and Vitol, the sources added.

State-run EGAS, which issued the import tender in late October, sought 96 cargoes for delivery in 2017 and 2018 in total, with an option to buy 12 additional cargoes in 2017.

The company has now probably secured all of its 2017 requirements, and just six cargoes for 2018, traders said. It was not immediately clear why it did not seek more cargoes for 2018 delivery.

The details of the tender results could not be directly confirmed as EGAS did not respond to Reuters' queries. A Glencore spokesperson also declined to comment on the results.

January-March 2017 cargoes are understood to have been awarded at a slope of around 15 percent to crude, while the remaining cargoes for 2017 delivery are likely to have been priced at a slope of 12 percent and below, the trading sources said.