Angola LNG shut to technical problems
Angola’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant has been forced to shut down production due to unspecified technical problems, a spokesman said on Friday, but he denied a report of an explosion at the plant.
The spokesman also said it was not yet known when production will be resumed.
The $10 billion Angola LNG plant, operated by Chevron, has struggled to boost output since starting up last year and has suffered setbacks including a compressor leak, a rig capsize, electrical fires, and pipeline leaks.
“The plant has experienced technical issues which has caused an unplanned interruption to production,” the spokesman said.
“No explosion, fire or injuries were caused as a result of this unplanned interruption, and the plant was safely shutdown in a controlled manner,” he added.