Vayu, an independent gas supplier to Ireland, has entered into a strategic partnership with global energy supplier Glencore International that will enable Vayu to further expand its presence in the Irish energy market.

<p>Under the terms of the deal, Glencore will hold a 27% share in Vayu, as well as becoming an exclusive gas supplier to the newly established company. Vayu will also obtain direct access to Glencore&#0039;s gas trading expertise to further develop its services in Ireland. <br /><br />Glencore&#0039;s portfolio will see Vayu expand its range of services and flexibility to meet the growing needs of a more sophisticated marketplace, said Tony Ennis, managing director at Vayu. <br /><br />Currently, Vayu only supplies gas to industrial and commercial gas users.</p>