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Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:01 - Updated Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:01

Angola LNG halts operations for maintenance

Luanda - The LNG processing unit for liquefied natural gas, Angola LNG, based in Soyo, northern Zaire province, is set to shut down operations for maintenance in July, ANGOP learned from an official source.

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According to the source, the shutdown was set to occur in line with the number of hours of operation of the factory's large refrigeration compressors and to ensure that Angola LNG continues to operate safely.

"It is expected that the production of the Angola LNG plant will be resumed in early August 2018," the source said.

With an investment of US $ 10 billion, the Angola LNG project was built to take advantage of offshore natural gas resources, constituting one of the largest developments in the oil and gas sector in Angola.

The project is the result of a partnership between Sonangol, Chevron, BP, ENI and Total, to collect process and launch 5.2 million tons of LNG in the global market annually.

It also supplies the Angolan market to help meet the energy needs of industry and local consumption.

According to data available to ANGOP, from the company's website, an extensive pipeline network of more than 500 kilometers supplies gas to Soyo processing plant, from offshore oil fields.

The Soyo plant is designed to process 1.1 million cubic meters of natural gas per day and has the capacity to produce 5.2 million tons of LNG per year, as well as natural gas, propane, butane and condensate.

This source of clean energy is LNG (Natural Liquefied Natural Gas), the fastest growing segment of the gas industry.

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