Apache, Partners Finalize Agreements To Sell LNG To Chubu Electric

      Apache, Partners Finalize Agreements To Sell LNG To Chubu Electric

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, March 28, 2013

HOUSTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA)
today announced that an Australian subsidiary and its partners have signed
long-term sales and purchase agreements with Chubu Electric Power Company,
Inc. for liquefied natural gas from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in
Western Australia.

The Wheatstone partners have agreed to supply Chubu Electric with 1 million
metric tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG for up to 20 years. Through its 13-percent
share in the Wheatstone Project, Apache Julimar Pty Ltd, an Apache subsidiary,
will supply 0.13 mtpa from natural gas (approximately 19 million cubic feet of
gas per day) produced at the Julimar and Brunello fields in offshore
production license WA-49-L.

"Completing this agreement with Chubu Electric is an important step forward
for the Wheatstone Project and Apache's plans to develop the world-class
Julimar and Brunello natural gas discoveries," said Janine McArdle, Apache's
senior vice president of gas monetization.

Apache and its partners previously announced heads of agreement with Chubu.
This accord finalizes the terms of the HoAs.

Wheatstone, one of Australia's largest resource projects, is under development
at Ashburton North, 7 miles (12 kilometers) west of Onslow in Western
Australia. The foundation phase of the project will include two LNG trains
with a combined capacity of 8.9 mtpa and a domestic gas plant. Apache Julimar
Pty Ltd and KUFPEC Australia (Julimar) Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign
Petroleum Co., will supply gas produced from the Julimar and Brunello fields.
Apache has a 65-percent interest in the upstream Julimar Development Project
and is the operator.

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