08 December 2008 17:06 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Australia’s Burrup Holdings Ltd is hoping for a resumption of partial gas supplies to its 760,000 tonne/year Pilbara ammonia plant by the weekend but Apache Energy has still not confirmed whether this will occur, a company official said on Monday.
“We will wait and see if it actually happens,” the source said.
Australian media reports had suggested that Apache was scheduled to restart supplies on 4 December but had to push this back and could not guarantee when supplies to the plant would resume.
Initially Burrup brought forward a planned shutdown at the unit in the wake of the disruption to gas supplies and early expectations were that the unit could be down for a couple of months.
Burrup has a take-or-pay contract for the purchase of gas from the Harriet Joint Venture (HJV), which is 68.5% owned by Apache. The incident at Varanus halted production at Apache’s HJV assets.
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