Alaska Kenai LNG plant to be mothballed in autumn

Alaska Kenai, the first US LNG export plant, is to be shut down this autumn, ConocoPhillips has confirmed.
By Staff reporter 14 July 2017 0 26776

The United States’s first LNG export plant is about to close. ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Amy Burnett told local news on Wednesday that the company is preparing for a long-term shutdown of the 1.5 mtpa Alaska Kenai plant this autumn.

"The reduced operations will focus on continued preservation of the facilities for future LNG exports," Burnett said.

In May 2014, Conoco sent out its first LNG cargo after an 18-month production break at the plant. Kenai sent five cargoes in 2014 to Kansai Electric in Japan for $15-16/MMBtu.

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