MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Chevron Corp (NYSE:) has shut one among three processing items, known as trains, at its Gorgon liquefied (LNG) plant of Western Australia after discovering a minor gasoline leak on Tuesday, a confirmed spokesperson on Wednesday.
“Practice 1 was shut down attributable to a small gasoline leak,” the spokesperson stated, including that it was too early to inform how lengthy the unit could be down. “We’re getting ready plans for investigation and repairs.”
The leak was detected on piping related to the dehydration unit on Practice 1 and the unit was shut down as a precautionary measure, he stated.
Chevron is 47% proprietor and operator of the 15.6 million tonnes a 12 months Gorgon LNG venture.
The plant is co-owned by Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:), Royal Dutch Shell (LON:) Plc and Japanese utilities Osaka Gasoline, Tokyo Gasoline and JERA.
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