(EnergyAsia, January 17 2013, Thursday) — Italian energy company Eni said it has secured a joint agreement to supply a total of 1.7 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 28 cargoes to two customers in Japan and South Korea.

Eni said the exact volume to be shipped separately to Korea Gas Corp (Kogas) and Japan’s Chubu Electric Power Co will be determined later over the course of the four-year contract ending 2017.

Last year, Eni supplied a total of 3.3 million tons on LNG in 49 cargoes to Japan.