MILAN (Reuters) - Egypt has chosen Glencore, Trafigura and B.B. Energy to supply three liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments following a tender, trade sources said.
Egyptian Natural Gas Holding launched a tender two weeks ago to secure shipments for the rest of the year.
Trading house Glencore will deliver the October cargo, Trafigura the November cargo and B.B. Energy, a relative newcomer to LNG trade, will bring in the December shipment, traders said.
A spokesman for B.B. Energy confirmed that it was awarded the December shipment. The firm recently hired trader Navin Ganesh, who is based in Houston, Texas, from Trafigura.
B.B. Energy, a major distributor in Lebanon, also expanded its presence in Turkey this month with the acquisition of Turkish fuel retailer CityPet.
Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic; Additional reporting by Julia Payne in London; Editing by Susan Thomas/Ruth Pitchford
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