Shell (LON:SHEL) said today that exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes have resumed from its Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Australia. This will help ease the pressure on the tight regional market for LNG.
Last month, Australia’s offshore regulator gave approval for Shell to restart its Prelude FLNG after the unit was forced to shut down in December due to a fire onboard following a power outage.
“Our focus at Prelude remains on the long-term and delivering safe, sustained and reliable performance into the future. Shell notes the announcement from NOPSEMA confirming Direction 1860 has been closed following Shell’s demonstration to NOPSEMA’s satisfaction that the facility can safely recover essential power and associated essential services following a loss of power, and that the safety systems and essential support systems operate to maintain safety of personnel,” Shell said in a statement.