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Equinor’s Melkoeya LNG plant restart delayed

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Reuters is reporting that the restart of Equinor’s Melkoeya LNG plant has been delayed due to a gas leak.

The leak was reportedly detected during preparations to restart the plant at 04:52 (GMT) on 13 September. The plant was scheduled to restart at 11:00 (GMT) later that day, but the restart operation has now been postponed until 23 September.

According to an Equinor spokesman, emergency services were notified but the situation is under control.

The Melkoeya LNG plant, located near the Norwegian Arctic town of Hammerfest, is used to liquefy natural gas from Norway’s Arctic Snoehvit gas field. The facility has the capacity to process 18 million m3 of gas per day.

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