ConocoPhillips to shut 3 North Sea gas fields for 10 days in April
BY BEN WINKLEY
LONDON -- ConocoPhillips will close its J-Block natural gas operations in the United Kingdom,North Sea for 10 days from April 8, 2013 the company said. In a notice on its website, ConocoPhillips said the shut-down, which is weather dependent, will involve the Judy /Joanne, Jade and Jasmine fields, which together supply between 4.5 & 5 MMcmpd.
Last week,United Kingdom government issued a statement to reassure consumers that the country's supply of natural gas would be sustained, despite the closure of a crucial pipeline connected to mainland Europe, during an ongoing period of unseasonably cold weather, and the low volume of gas in storage.
ConocoPhillips said its onshore Teesside Oil Terminal, in northeast England, will close from July 3 to July 27,2013. Crude oil and natural gas liquids from J-Block and the Greater Ekofisk Area fields are delivered to Teesside, at a rate of between 9.5 & 10.7 MMcmpd.
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