Qatar Petroleum (QP) is set to supply even more liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China starting next year under an agreement announced Wednesday.

Under the sale and purchase agreement (SPA), QP would supply 3.5 million tons/year (Mty) over a 15-year term starting in January 2022 to the marketing subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC). Financial details were not disclosed.

The deal is the third long-term agreement QP has signed this year to supply LNG to China. In July, it signed an SPA with Royal Dutch Shell plc to provide 1 Mty over 10 years starting in January. Shell would then market the cargoes to China. 

In March, it agreed to supply China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., aka Sinopec, with 2 Mty of LNG annually for a term of 10 years. It has also signed similar...