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SOKU Gas Plant Shut Down Due to a Leak on Gas Line

SPDC shut down the Soku Gas Plant on December 15, 2009 as a safety measure, after a leak was reported on a pipeline that conveys gas from the facility to NLNG plant at Bonny. The action will ensure the line is de-pressurised to enable a project team to investigate the cause of the leak and carry out repairs.

SPDC confirmed the leak on December 15, 2009. The line is in remote area, and access control measures have been put in place. NLNG and all relevant government agencies have been informed of the leak.

Soku Gas Plant resumed operations on October 15, 2009 after the repair of a pipeline damaged by condensate thieves, and completion of a subsequent spiking project. The line that is currently affected is different from the one that was repaired.

Soku Gas Plant has an installed capacity of 1.1bcf/day and 30kb/d condensate.