ExxonMobil has announced that production of LNG has safely resumed at the PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea following a temporary shutdown of operations after a severe earthquake occurred. LNG exports are expected to resume soon.
“Resuming LNG production ahead of our projected eight-week timeframe is a significant achievement for ExxonMobil, our joint-venture partners and our customers,” said Neil W. Duffin, President of ExxonMobil Production Company.
“We will continue to support those communities impacted by the earthquake as we work toward fully restoring our operations. We hope our contributions and assistance will provide comfort to those in need.”
Earlier this month oil and gas companies were assessing damage to their facilities following a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea last month. This comes after a second 6.3 magnitude quake that struck off the northeast coast in March.
The first quake brought operations at Exxon Mobil’s Hides facility to a halt as the quake damaged power infrastructure and also led to the closure of the Komo jungle airfield, making access to the remote facility difficult.
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