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Tue 19 Feb 2008 11:05 AM

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ADNOC announces LNG shutdown

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to close one of three gas facilities for 40 days for maintanence.

State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will shut one of its three liquefied natural gas facilities for one month to 40 days of routine maintenance work in November, an ADNOC official said on Tuesday.

"Every year we shut one of the trains for maintenance. This year it will be in November," said Hasan al-Mazrooqi, deputy general manager of ADGAS, which is ADNOC's LNG arm.

ADNOC's three gas trains at its Das Island facility exports 5.5 million tonnes of LNG per year. Around 85 percent of it goes to Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) in Japan.

Mazrooqi said the processing facility that would shut down produces about a quarter of ADGAS's LNG.

LNG is gas chilled to liquid form for ease of transport. (Reuters)

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