A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight An unplanned outage at Norway’s Sleipner natural gas field in the North Sea continued Wednesday. Norwegian transmission system operator Gassco said the outage is expected to end by Friday (July 15). Another unplanned outage at the Nyhamna processing facility that’s also impacted gas exports to…
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Freeport LNG Reports Outage Impacting Feed Gas Demand
Feed gas demand was disrupted at the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Texas last week after the facility reported an outage to state regulators. The LNG terminal east of Houston, on Quintana Island near Freeport, experienced an outage at the Train 1 liquefaction unit last week. The outage led to a cooldown and…
Freeport LNG Expecting Week-Long Outage on Pretreatment Train — The Offtake
A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Freeport LNG has taken one of its three pretreatment trains offline for maintenance after an incident Sunday that will limit operational capacity. A spokesperson said the train is expected to be offline for seven days. Feed gas deliveries to the terminal were nominated lower early…
Freeport LNG Train 2 Back Online After Valve Malfunction
The second liquefaction train at the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Texas is back in service after going offline for about seven hours on Tuesday after a valve malfunction, according to regulators. The plant “experienced a trip due to a valve malfunction on the mixed refrigerant system,” leading to “unavoidable venting” to…
Cameron LNG Ramping Up Operations After Brief Outage
A utility plant trip that knocked out Cameron LNG’s three liquefaction trains earlier this week has been fixed, a spokesperson said. It’s unclear what caused the incident, but Cameron said Tuesday the outage occurred overnight. “The issue is now resolved, and the operations team is in the process of restarting the trains,” said spokesperson Anya…
Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG in Norway Shut Down by Fire, Adding to Supply Crunch
A fire that broke out Monday at Equinor ASA’s Hammerfest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in northern Norway has forced the company to shut down the plant indefinitely, compounding unplanned supply outages elsewhere in the world. The fire broke out in one of the turbines that power the 4.3 million metric tons per year (mmty)…
Spring Weather To Trump Future Production Cuts; Futures, Cash Slump
Cash market prices overall tumbled just above 8 cents Wednesday as traders noted a market lacking bids. An outage lifted Florida Gas Transmission into the plus column, but Gulf, West Coast, and Rockies points all slid close to a dime.
Attempting to work around an onshore processing plant outage that barred offshore receipts, Destin said Thursday it had completed operational changes on the Main Pass 260 platform to facilitate gas movement into Viosca Knoll Gathering System. But due to current operating conditions, Destin can only provide services there for its FT shippers.
Rockies Express (REX) said an outage of one unit at Bertrand Compressor Station experienced Thursday kept it unavailable Friday although repair crews worked on resolving the issue. However, at the current level of scheduled quantities (both Intraday 1 and Timely) through Segment 250, scheduling reductions were not necessary Friday, REX said, but if nominations increase for future cycles, a force majeure may be required.
Southern reported an unscheduled unit outage at Holy Trinity Compressor Station in southeast Alabama, which is the first station on its South Georgia facilities. No impact to FT service was expected, but a 40,000 Dth/d reduction in interruptible transport was likely, as well as a reduction in available peak hour capacity, Southern said.