Ophir Energy signs up LNG buyers for Fortuna
Ophir Energy has signed a preliminary agreement to sell gas from its Fortuna floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG ) project in west Africa. All the six counterparties are established LNG buyers in European and Asian markets. The oil and gas explorer’s announcement that it had found six buyers for the gas shored up confidence in the project, which comes amid weak LNG prices, sluggish demand and rising global output. The cost of the Fortuna project off the coast of Equatorial Guinea has already been slashed from $800 million to $600 million.