Dolphin to cut 25% gas supply

The programme has been co-ordinated with Dolphin Energy's customers to ensure minimal disruption Dolphin Energy. (AFP)

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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