BP terminal work to lift gas recovery off UK

BP PLC expects to increase gas recovery by 30% from West Sole and Amethyst fields in the southern UK North Sea by boosting compression in a reconfiguration of onshore terminals.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, June 28 -- BP PLC expects to increase gas recovery by 30% from West Sole and Amethyst fields in the southern UK North Sea by boosting compression in a reconfiguration of onshore terminals.

The company plans to invest $250 million to add compression at its Dimlington terminal and close its adjacent, unmanned Easington terminal by early 2008.

Dimlington now receives gas directly from fields in BP's Cleeton area and Ravenspurn fields along with gas from southern UK North Sea fields operated by other companies.

Easington receives gas from West Sole, Hyde, Newsham, and Hoton fields and passes it to Dimlington.

Amethyst gas flows to Centrica Storage Ltd.'s gas processing terminal at Easington.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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