Statoil Extends Norway's Snoehvit LNG Plant Outage Until June 12


OSLO, May 28 (Reuters) - Maintenance at the Snoehvit liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Norway's Arctic will be extended by three days until June 12, its operator Statoil said on its website.

The plant, which processes around 4 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas from an offshore gas field in the Barents Sea, has been shut for annual maintenance since May 2.

Statoil has a 36.79 percent stake in the production license, Norway's state-owned Petoro 30 percent, French Total 18.4 percent, GDF Suez 12 percent and RWE Dea 2.8 percent.

Norway exports less than 5 percent of its gas by tankers and the majority of its gas is pumped to Western Europe via a network of offshore pipelines.

(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Gwladys Fouche)


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