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Norway fires at Equinor's LNG plant; Iran sees an increase in domestic gas consumption

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Equinor Melkoeya plant in northern Norway



The head of the dispatch service of the National Iranian Gas Company, Mohammad-Reza Julai, made a statement about a sharp jump in natural gas consumption. According to Julai, quoted by the IRNA news agency, the level of natural gas consumption in the domestic sector per day is about 30 million cubic meters on average higher than in 2019.

The Iranian expert notes that this situation is developing under the influence of a pandemic. Daily household gas consumption in Iran reached a record 555 million cubic meters. Gas consumption also increased during the operation of power plants.

From the statement of Mohammad-Reza Julai:

The increase in natural gas consumption is associated with the following reasons: due to the outbreak of a fatal respiratory disease and the need to comply with hygiene rules, people have to wash their hands more often with warm water. Heating and hot water supply systems in the country mainly use such energy carrier as gas. That is why its consumption has grown by about 6% within six months and continues to grow.

Domestic gas consumption is growing not only in Iran, but also in a number of countries, including European countries. According to analysts, this could lead to an increase in prices for "blue fuel".

Meanwhile, reports are coming from Norway of a fire at Equinor's LNG plant. We are talking about the Equinor Melkoeya plant, which liquefies gas produced in the Barents Sea. The plant was stopped due to a fire.

The enterprise manager Andreas Sandvik notes that by now the fire has been extinguished, but it has caused significant damage to the enterprise infrastructure.

When asked when the plant for the production of liquefied natural gas will resume its work, Sandvik could not answer the journalists.
From the message of the company:

It is too early to say anything about when the plant can be restored and restarted.
Photos used:
Equinor website
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  1. marchcat
    marchcat 29 September 2020 14: 57
    -1
    We are. what to expect a rise in price or what? Although everything will rise in price.
    1. RVAPatriot
      RVAPatriot 29 September 2020 15: 15
      -1
      We should wait for the suspicion that this is all beneficial to Moscow (as usual)
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 29 September 2020 16: 59
      +4
      Quote: marchcat
      We are. what to expect a rise in price or what?

      Or as always:
      1. The price of energy is growing - the price for the population is growing (market laws, which is already there).
      2 The price of energy resources is falling - the price for the population is growing (it is necessary to compensate for the losses).
      3. The price of energy resources does not change - the price for the population is growing (ummm ... oh yes - you need to compensate for inflation).
    3. ximkim
      ximkim 29 September 2020 17: 55
      +1
      The rise in price, and even contributions to receipts for repairs of flows of different lol
  2. stalkerwalker
    stalkerwalker 29 September 2020 14: 58
    +2
    You don't have to worry about the Norwegians.
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 29 September 2020 15: 11
    +3
    A painfully familiar island in the Hammerfest raid. It was under construction before our eyes. A fire on a gas turbine, personnel not taking part in extinguishing was evacuated. Marine traffic will show how serious it is. And so around the corner to the right, less than a day to go. Novotek will save European democracy. Winter is on the nose. ... good
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 29 September 2020 15: 43
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Winter is on the nose.

      wassat
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 29 September 2020 15: 46
        +1
        We have already drunk the north of Norway, not one apartment for Norwegian crowns has been built in Murmansk.drinks
  4. Avior
    Avior 29 September 2020 15: 24
    0
    ... you have to wash your hands more often with warm water. Heating and hot water supply systems in the country mainly use such energy carrier as gas. That is why its consumption has grown

    As for me, sheer nonsense.
    The consumption for hand washing is negligible, it cannot significantly affect the gas consumption.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 29 September 2020 23: 07
      -1
      Quote: Avior
      The consumption for hand washing is negligible, it cannot significantly affect the gas consumption.

      And self-isolation. Everyone sits at home and is constantly eating. And you need to cook food. On gas laughing
      1. Avior
        Avior 29 September 2020 23: 49
        0
        I see the contradiction.
        To constantly eat so that you need to work, but stay at home smile
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 30 September 2020 09: 52
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          Quote: Avior
          I see the contradiction.
          To constantly eat so that you need to work, but stay at home smile

          We worked remotely. lol
  5. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 29 September 2020 15: 28
    +3
    How scary it is to live with such news ... smile