The establishment in the 1980s of long-term contracts with our Japanese customers underpinned the development of the North West Shelf Project's LNG production and export facilities.
Our customers in Japan include Chubu Electric Power Company, Chugoku Electric Power Company, Kansai Electric Power Company, Kyushu Electric Power Company, Osaka Gas Co., Toho Gas Co., Tohoku Electric Power Company, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Tokyo Gas Co. and Shizuoka Gas Co.
In October 2002 the North West Shelf LNG Sellers signed a sale and purchase agreement with Guangdong Dapeng LNG for China's first LNG project in the Guangdong Province. At the time the 25 year contract represented the single largest export contract in Australian history.
In April 2003 the North West Shelf LNG Sellers signed a new seven year contract with the Korea Gas Corporation.
In addition to our long-term LNG contracts, spot cargoes are sold when available. We have sold LNG spot cargoes to customers in Spain, Turkey, India and the United States.