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Papua New Guinea: Project Operations Exxon Mobil Restarts LNG Production

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

Following an earthquake in the region, the company has safely resumed operations at its PNG LNG plant near Port Moresby.

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Exxon Mobil has resumed LNG production at its PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea post an earthquake in the region.
Exxon Mobil has resumed LNG production at its PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea post an earthquake in the region.
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Texas/USA – Exxon Mobil has recently stated that the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has safely resumed at the PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea following a temporary shutdown of operations after a severe earthquake occurred in the region on February 26, 2018. LNG exports are expected to resume soon.

One train is currently operating at the LNG plant near Port Moresby. The plant’s second train is expected to restart as production is increased over time. During the period that production was shut-in, the company was able to complete unrelated maintenance scheduled for later in the year to allow for more efficient operations in the months ahead.

The firm’s 19 billion dollar PNG LNG project started production in 2014 and expected to produce more than 9 trillion cubic feet of gas over an estimated 30 years of operations.

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