The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) train 5 is set to resume production in July after it was shut down for maintenance on May 25.
According to the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Andy Odeh, “The Train 5 Turn Around Maintenance affects output from this train only. Operations on other trains are continuing as normal.”
Exports from Nigeria LNG slumped to 193 million cubic metres (mcm) of gas in the first week of June from 449 mcm a week earlier, though exports rebounded in the following weeks. NLNG, set up 16 years ago to export gas, is owned by NNPC, Shell, Total and Eni as stakeholders.
The gas company has the capacity to produce 22 million tonnes of LNG a year and has long-term supply contracts with Italy’s Enel, Shell, France’s Engie and Portugal’s Galp, among others. It also sells on the spot market.