Santos Confirms Gas Production Shutdown After Papua New Guinea Earthquake

Australian natural gas company Santos confirmed Tuesday that gas production at the PNG LNG Hides plant and the Kutubu gas facilities has been safely shut down as a precautionary measure, following a major earthquake and a series of aftershocks in the Papua New Guinea highlands.

“The company has been advised by PNG LNG operator ExxonMobil PNG that no staff or contractors have been injured as a result of these seismic events, and all personnel are safe and accounted for,” Santos said in a company statement.

“Production will remain shut-down whilst a full assessment of the impact of the earthquake is made,” Santos added.

Reuters reported that a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the country on Monday.


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