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Production at Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project resumed on Monday following a brief outage last week.

A Chevron sapokesperson told Reuters that operations at the offshore Western Australia project safely resumed after production at Train 1 was temporarily halted for minor maintenance work.

The brief outage did not impact the ramp up of Train 2 at Gorgon.

Trade sources told Reuters on Friday that a small number of export shipments were delayed due to the outage but no shipments were cancelled.

The outage marked the third time that production at Gorgon LNG has been halted since starting up in March.

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

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

That shutdown came just over a month after Gorgon’s first LNG export cargo was shipped.

A gas leak forced Chevron to temporarily halt production at Gorgon in July.

Despite the leak, Chevron was still able to export its second cargo from the facility.

The project is supplied from the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, between 80 miles and 136 miles off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

Gorgon includes a 15.6 MTPA LNG plant on Barrow Island, a carbon dioxide injection project and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.

The project is operated by Chevron Australia with a 47.3 percent stake.


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