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Angola's Soyo LNG Plant Resumes Production

December 18, 2018

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Angola's Soyo liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant has resumed production after a "controlled" shutdown, a spokeswoman for Angola LNG said on Tuesday.

She did not specify why the shutdown had occurred and declined to say when the plant would load its first cargo after reopening.

An LNG trader in Europe said a cargo is expected in late December or early January.

Two Angola LNG vessels are signalling arrival at Soyo, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed. The Sonangol Etosha is expected at Soyo on Dec. 28 and the Sonangol Sambizanga on Jan. 5.

Previously, industry sources said the Soyo plant had been shut since last week, with one or two cargoes affected by the maintenance.

Angola LNG has not issued a sell tender so far in December, previously holding tenders every one or two weeks.


(Reporting by Ekaterina Kravtsova; Editing by Dale Hudson and David Evans)

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