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  • Senex Energy has signed an agreement to provide O-I Australia with up to 10.5 petajoules of natural gas over a five year period
  • The gas will be supplied at a fixed price in line with current market levels, and the pricing will be indexed annually
  • This is the third domestic gas contract for Senex’s Project Atlas development, which the company was awarded in 2017 via a competitive tender process

Oil and gas company Senex Energy Ltd has signed a five-year contract with leading glass-packaging manufacturer O-I Australia for the sale of up to 10.5 petajoules of natural gas.

As of 1 January 2021, Senex will begin supplying O-I Australia with one petajoule of gas a year for five years.

Under the agreement, O-I Australia can opt to increase the total contract volume by an additional 1.1 petajoules of gas a year over a five-year term, starting from 1 January 2022. This means that O-I Australia can receive a total of 10.5 petajoules of gas from Senex over the duration of the contract.

Management at Senex said this contract will provide gas supply certainty to O-I Australia’s east coast manufacturing plants. The gas will be supplied at a fixed price in line with current market levels, and the pricing will be indexed annually.

In September 2017, Senex was awarded Queensland’s first domestic gas acreage tender, which it called Project Atlas, to deliver gas on acreage located in the Surat Basin and then sell it to domestic markets.

Senex Managing Director and CEO Ian Davies said the company is proud to have the opportunity to support local manufacturing, jobs and investment with the supply of gas.

“This agreement marks the third domestic gas contract for Senex’s Project Atlas natural gas development, bringing the total volume under contract to over 23 petajoules. These contracted volumes are systematically de-risking future revenue from Project Atlas,” he said.

Davies said Senex was delighted to secure the contract with O-I Australia, which operates four plants across the east coast of Australia and supplies glass containers to some of the biggest breweries and beverage suppliers in the country.

“With first gas from Project Atlas planned for late 2019, Senex expects to write additional new gas contracts with a range of gas buyers in the coming months,” Ian added.

Senex is an oil and gas company focused on supporting Australia’s energy needs by supplying oil and gas to Australia’s east coast energy market and other parts of the country.

Senex shares are up 5.26 per cent today, trading a $0.30 per share in a $443.68 million market cap.

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