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Hazira LNG plant to re-open by mid-Feb

Hazira LNG plant to re-open by mid-Feb
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First Published: Wed, Feb 03 2010. 03 25 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 03 2010. 03 25 PM IST
New Delhi: Hazira LNG Ltd will re-open its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in western Gujarat state following a planned maintenance shutdown by mid-February, an industry official said on Wednesday.
“The terminal was shut sometime last week for planned maintenance and is expected to be restarted by mid-February,” the official, who did not wish to be identified, told reporters.
Royal Dutch Shell through its unit Shell Gas owns 74% stake in Hazira LNG, while Total Gaz Electricite France, a unit of France’s Total holds the remainder.
Shell India spokesman Deepak Mukarji confirmed that the 3.6 million tonnes a year LNG terminal was shut for maintenance.
“It will re-open (as) per safety and business norms,” Mukarji said, without elaborating further.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 03 2010. 03 25 PM IST