June 1 (Reuters) – Kaarstoe, one of Norway’s biggest gas processing plants, is still processing some 33 to 35 million cubic metres (mcm) of gas per day after a gas leak, operator Gassco said on Tuesday.
“It is not a total shutdown,” spokesman Kjell Varlo Larsen told Reuters. “Some parts of the processing facility are still running … Around 33-35 million cubic metres per day are still going.”
Kaarstoe co-owner Statoil previously told Reuters that production at the plant had shut down.
Larsen declined to say at what level of production Kaarstoe had prior to the leak.
The Kaarstoe facility, situated on Norway’s west coast, has a total processing capacity of 88 mcm per day.
It separates the rich gas arriving via the Statpipe and Aasgard transport pipelines into its various components and handles some condensate piped from the Sleipner field area.
(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche)