Australia's North West Shelf LNG export plant suffers partial outage
LONDON (Reuters) — Australia’s North West Shelf LNG export plant suffered a partial outage on Friday morning after several production units were taken offline, though at least one is in the process of restarting, trade sources said.
The outage has the potential to lift Asian spot LNG prices in an already tightening market.
One trade source said three production units, or trains, may have been affected, but immediate confirmation was not possible.
The five-train plant can produce 16.3 MMtpy of LNG.
Operator Woodside Petroleum did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic; Editing by David Goodman
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