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Baker Botts Advises Origin on LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with ENN


LONDON, December 21, 2016 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., announced today that it has advised Origin Energy Limited (“Origin”) on its LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with ENN LNG Trading Company Limited (“ENN”) for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China. The SPA follows a non-binding heads of agreement announced between Origin and ENN in March 2016.

Under the SPA, Origin will supply 280,000 tonnes of LNG per year for a period of five years. By mutual agreement, the parties have the ability to extend the supply period by an additional five years. Deliveries of LNG under the SPA are expected to begin in calendar year 2018 or 2019 following completion of ENN's Zhoushan receiving terminal in Zhejiang province, China.

The Baker Botts team that assisted Origin's team comprised Mark Rowley, (Partner-in-Charge, London), Rob Butler (Senior Associate, London), Alex Kerr (Associate, London), Jeff Layman (Partner, Beijing), Y.W. Chung (Special Counsel, Hong Kong) and Jessica Lei (Associate, Beijing).

For more information, please see Origin's news release.

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