Close to 37 bcm of LNG production lost in 8 months to August


In the first eight months of 2022 close to 37 bcm of LNG production was lost due to planned or unplanned events, a 7% increase on the same period in 2021, according to a new IEA report. 

Unplanned outages accounted for more than two-thirds of the total outage volume, it states in its Global Gas Security Review 2022.

The biggest unplanned losses during the first eight months occurred in the United States (due to a fire at Freeport), Algeria (due to turbine damage at Arzew), Norway (due to protracted repairs at Hammerfest LNG following a fire in 2020) and Australia (due to mechanical issues and worker strikes at Prelude).

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