Nigeria's gas plant resumes production

Published November 5th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

One of Nigeria's two liquefied natural gas plants has resumed production after closing for almost a month for maintenance, the firm in charge of the plants said Thursday in an official statement. 

 

The closure, which lasted from October 5 to 29, allowed "routine baseline inspection and maintenance work" to be carried out on the plant, officially dubbed "Train 2," the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) company said in the statement. 

 

The train has since started producing at its design capacity of 8,900 tones of gas per day, said the statement signed by the external relations manager of the company, Sienne Allwell-Brown. The shutdown was the first since production commenced at the plant in September last year.  

The other plant is scheduled to be shut down for a similar reason in April next year, the NLNG said. 

 

The closure of Train 2 "did not in anyway impact on liquefied natural gas delivery schedule to our long term and spot customers", the text said. 

 

In October, five gas cargoes were delivered to long term buyers in Europe, while one spot cargo was delivered to the United States, it added. 

 

The NLNG has sales/delivery agreements with ENEL of Italy, ENAGAS of Spain, BOTAS of Turkey, Gaz de France and TRANSGAS of Portugal. It also has a spot gas cargo sale accord with CMS Energy of the United States.—AFP. 

©--Agence France Presse. 

 

© 2000 Mena Report (www.menareport.com)

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