NEW YORK, may 22. /TASS/. The state oil company of Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco decided to purchase liquefied natural gas at Sempra Energy based in San Diego (California). This was reported on Tuesday the newspaper The Wall Street Journal.

According to sources, Saudi Aramco plans to buy natural gas, szyjemy in the framework of the project, Sempra Energy in Port Arthur (Texas). The terms of the transaction, including the amount and timing of purchases, have not yet been agreed. In particular, it is not yet decided, whether the Saudi company share in this project.

The sources are not clear on the question of how Saudi Aramco wants to dispose purchased in the US, LNG: will implement it in domestic market or resell abroad. According to The Wall Street Journal, Saudi Aramco in recent months has been negotiating the procurement of LNG with several manufacturers in the United States and Russia.

As has informed The Wall Street Journal in early April, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia for the first time in three decades, has published a report on its activities. According to him, the net profit of Saudi Aramco in 2018 reached $111,1 billion, revenue was $355,9 billion, operating profit before deduction of interest and taxes of $212 billion

According to statements of company, containing data for three years, in 2017 net profit of Saudi Aramco was $75.9 billion, in 2016 — $13.2 billion The Wall Street Journal noticed that by the end of 2018, the net profit of Saudi Aramco exceeded Apple’s results (net profit amounted to $60 billion), Exxon Mobil ($21 billion) and Amazon ($10 billion).

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