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Production at Chevron’s Gorgon LNG export facility is reportedly still suspended after a leak was discovered earlier this month.

According to Reuters, Chevron was able to export its second cargo from the facility on July 3, two days after the leak was detected, but no further exports have left the facility.

According to a Chevron Australia shipping schedule seen by Reuters an export cargo was expected to be loaded onto the Asia Excellence tanker between July 9 and July 11.

Shipping data seen by the news wire reportedly shows that the tanker is currently anchored about 62 miles off the Gorgon site.

Chevron has not commented on the matter.

Production at the Gorgon LNG export facility was suspended on July 1 after a minor gas leak was detected.

Chevron told Reuters at the time that it expected production to restart in the coming week.

Exports from Gorgon were temporarily halted in April due to mechanical issues with the propane refrigerant circuit on Train 1.

The mechanical issue did not impact construction work on Train 2 and Train 3.

The Gorgon project has a total production capacity of about 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 20,000 barrels of condensate per day.

The project is located in Western Australia and is operated by Chevron Australia with a 47.3 percent stake.

ExxonMobil holds a 25 percent stake, Shell holds a 25 percent stake, Osaka Gas holds a 1.25 percent stake, Tokyo Gas holds a 1 percent stake and Chubu Electric Power holds a 0.417 percent stake.


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