State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) has signed its first long-term deal to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) that would detail emissions generated to produce and deliver the cargoes as more countries scrutinize the super-chilled fuel’s climate impacts. 

QP agreed to supply Singapore’s Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte Ltd. with 1.8 million tons (Mt) annually for 10 years beginning in 2023. The deal also marks the first executed by the new trading arm, QP Trading LLC, as the gas giant looks to further solidify its role as the world’s leading LNG exporter. 

While the cargoes delivered would not be offset with carbon emissions credits, they are to include certificates detailing the amount of emissions released between the wellhead and import terminal. 

“This deal...