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Production at two Gulf of Mexico platforms has been halted after a fire was sparked earlier this week at a Mississippi natural gas processing plant.

According to Reuters, Murphy Oil has shut the 60,000 barrel per day Thunder Hawk platform.

LLOG told Reuters on Tuesday that it was in the process of shutting its 100,000 barrel per day Delta House floating production system.

Murphy Oil told Reuters it plans to flow gas produced from Thunder Hawk to an alternate processing facility.

The company does not expect any major disruptions to its operations.

Thunder Hawk produces 70 million cubic feet per day of natural gas.

The Enterprise natural gas processing plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi was rocked by an explosion on Monday night that sparked a fire.

No injuries or environmental impacts have been reported.

The blaze has been contained but fire officials were forced to close the 1.2 billion cubic feet per day Destin gas pipeline system, Reuters said.

Destin told Reuters it will declare a force majeure due to the fire.

Destin Pipeline is a joint venture natural gas pipeline operated by BP Pipelines (North America).

Royal Dutch Shell told Retuers its operations in the area have not been impacted.

Williams Partners LP told the news agency that its Gulfstream Pipeline does not appear to have been impacted by the incident.

No timeline for restarting the gas plant has been disclosed yet.

According to Enterprise, the Pascagoula plant has a total gas processing capacity of 1.5 billion cubic feet per day.


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