Gorgon benched for up to 60 days

AFTER more than a week of speculation Chevron Corporation has confirmed that production at the Gorgon project on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia has been halted due to issues with the propane refrigerant circuit on Train 1 at the plant site, and could be off line for two months.

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The plant, which officially started up on March 7 and dispatched its first cargo on March 21, had been producing at nearly 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day before the problem was identified.

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