An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the incident.
An Angola LNG spokesman said, “The plant has experienced technical issues which have caused an unplanned interruption to production. However these are being addressed so that the plant can continue with its commissioning and testing of all facilities as part of its ramp-up to full LNG production.”
The spokesman also said an explosion was not the cause of the incident that took the 5.2 million ton per year facility offline on April 10.
Angola LNG has not set a restart date for the facility.
Chevron operates Angola LNG with a 36.4% stake
Sonangol holds 22.8%, with Total, BP, and Eni each owning 13.6%.