Equinor pushes back date for Hammerfest LNG restart

Norway’s Equinor has delayed plans to restart production at the Hammerfest LNG plant according to transparency data issued by Norwegian gas grid operator Gassco.

The plant in northern Norway, which receives and processes gas from the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea, was forced to halt production on 31 May following a gas leak at the facility.

Equinor had planned to resume liquefied natural gas production at the facility on 8 June , but data issues by Gassco indicates that the plant will remain shut down until 14 June.