India on Tuesday said it would sign future long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deals with Qatar if only Doha agrees to acquire stakes in the South Asian nation’s power plants, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.India is the latest major LNG buyer to seek concessions from Qatar, the world’s biggest LNG exporter, in order to re-sign long-term supply contracts.
Amid a global glut of LNG and a slump in prices, other buyers have sought more flexible contracts, including clauses that would allow them to resell gas they do not consume. “Yesterday, we have given a firm proposal to Qatar. If they want to have a long-term off-take assurance, there is a window. They can deal with our stranded power plants, from end to end they can give some solution,” Pradhan told Reuters on Tuesday. Read more