Dynegy's Rough Gas Storage to Reopen Friday

Dynegy said it expects to reopen its Rough natural gas storage site in the U.K. North Sea Friday at 0500 GMT. Rough, which holds enough gas to supply the U.K. for 13 days, has been closed for scheduled maintenance since May 2nd. After a platform at the site was hit by a fishing trawler May 8, the two-week maintenance period was extended and the company declared force majeure.

"Dynegy Storage is now in the final phase of operational testing at Rough and expects to be in a position to restart commercial operations at 6 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday, May 31st," Dynegy said in a statement.

"The company is on schedule to begin operational testing of the injection plant at around 10 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Subject to satisfactory completion of these tests, force majeure will be lifted and commercial operations resumed at 6 a.m. tomorrow," the company said.