Production was in the process of ramping up to normal levels of about 400 MMcf/d from the Sable Offshore Energy Project off Nova Scotia as of Sunday, an ExxonMobil spokesman said.

The unit was down for planned maintenance when it was evacuated due to the threat from Hurricane Bill (see Daily GPI, Aug. 20). The facility was remanned and maintenance was completed Sunday, said spokesman Merle MacIsaac. He said a damage inspection revealed that no harm had been caused by Bill.

The Sable project is owned by ExxonMobil Canada Properties Ltd., Shell Canada Ltd., Imperial Oil Resources, Pengrowth Energy Trust and Mosbacher Operating Ltd.

Gas production travels on Spectra Energy’s Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline. The Maritimes & Northeast mainline interconnects with Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, Tennessee Gas Pipeline and Algonquin Gas Transmission. Through lateral pipelines the pipeline serves markets in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Emera Inc. and ExxonMobil Canada own minority interests in the pipeline.

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