Statoil's Hammerfest LNG Plant Back On Line

Norway's Statoil announced Wednesday that its Hammerfest LNG plant is back to normal production after its temporary closure Nov. 19.

The plant, located at Melkøya in northern Norway, was shut down after a power failure that resulted in emergency personnel being mobilized and the plant's workers evacuated to an outer area of the facility. No-one was injured as a result of the incident.

The Hammerfest LNG plant receives large volumes of natural gas via an 89-mile long pipeline from the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea. Statoil's share of Snøhvit's production amounts to around 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.



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