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Dolphin Energy said yesterday it will reduce natural gas supplies to its customers in the UAE and Oman by around 25 per cent during a 10-day shutdown for maintenance at its gas facilities in Qatar from February 26 to March 8.
The operation will involve Train 2 at its gas processing plant in the industrial city of Ras Laffan, the hub of Qatar's LNG industry.
"The programme will be carried out from February 26 to March 8 and is taking place during the period of low consumer demand. It has been co-ordinated with Dolphin Energy's customers to ensure minimal disruption," the company said in a statement.
"During this time, gas supply to customers is expected to be reduced by a quarter to 1.5 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day (scf/day) rather than the regular daily production of two billion scf/day."
Dolphin Energy, which is controlled by Mubadala Development Company, implemented a similar partial shutdown in 2009 when part of its processing and production facilities underwent inspection over a five-week period.
"Routine maintenance shutdowns of this type are a regular feature of the energy industry worldwide," the company said.
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