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Chevron plans maintenance at Gorgon LNG export plant in Australia

Chevron Corp is planning to conduct maintenance rounds at its Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project through two separate periods this year and in 2020, according to a notice on the energy company's website.

Gorgon LNG
Source: EWA

The company planned to shut more than half an LNG train at the facility from Oct. 11 to Nov. 29, and more than 1 LNG train over May 23-July 11, next year, according to the notice.

A company spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

The three-train Gorgon project, one of the world's largest natural gas projects, can produce 15.6 million tons of LNG annually from its three trains, according to Chevron's website.

Chevron is the Gorgon project operator, with its Australian subsidiary holding a controlling 47.3%. Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell each have a 25% share, and the remainder is held by Japan's Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas and JERA.   

   

 Expected dates                      Scope of train shutdown

11/10/2019 - 29/11/2019        Shutdown of more than one-half of a train,

                                             but not greater than one LNG train

23/05/2020 - 11/07/2020        Shutdown of more than one LNG

                                             Train, but not bigger than one-and-a-half LNG trains


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