Sharjah National Oil Corp to import LNG into UAE

The Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uniper SE to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Port of Hamriyah, Sharjah, in an effort to target both new and existing consumers in the region, as also to meet growing demand for gas in the Northern Emirates.

As a part of its main role as the National Oil Corporation of Sharjah, SNOC is incorporated by Amiri decree to own, explore, develop, and operate the existing gas fields including all associated plant and pipelines – an entity endorsed by the Sharjah Petroleum Council. According to the signed agreement, the first gas deliveries are scheduled to arrive into Sharjah in the spring of 2018, after which it will flow to the Sajaa gas field complex and then into the existing pipeline network throughout the Northern Emirates.

Hatem Al Mosa, CEO of Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Secretary General of Sharjah Petroleum Council, said in a press release, “We recognise the urgent need of the Northern Emirates for a reliable supply of natural gas that can be easily distributed to support large and small consumers, from the big power generators to small businesses. The Sajaa complex has traditionally been the centre of the gas supply business in the Northern Emirates and it is well placed to continue supporting the region.”