Production improving at Tangguh LNG, but demand down

Indonesia's BP PLC-led Tangguh LNG facility is running at 70-80% of capacity on its two trains that are designed to produce at least 7.6 million tonnes/year of LNG."It's going well; we continue to see volumes grow," said Andy Inglis, head of BP exploration and production. Undisclosed problems at its production units resulted in lower production last year at the LNG plant (OGJ Online, Sept. 4, 2009).BP Indonesia, which operates the Tangguh facility, last summer said it would temporarily shut down the plant to resolve problems encountered since its start-up earlier in the year."We are planning to temporarily shut down Tangguh Train 1 to rectify a number of initial problems id...

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