Chevron delays restart of Gorgon LNG unit

Chevron Corp anounced it will delay till October the restart of the Train 2 unit at its Gorgon LNG plant in Western Australia, as more time is needed to repair welds on its propane heat exchangers. Train 2 at Australia’s second-largest LNG plant has been shut since May for maintenance, which was extended after cracks were found in the production unit’s propane kettles. The company had hoped to complete the repairs by early September. “Chevron expects the repairs to the heat exchangers, where weld quality issues were discovered during scheduled maintenance in July 2020, to be complete and to restart production at Train 2 next month,” the company said in a statement on Thursday. The company sa

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