Indonesia Quake Fails to Shake Tangguh LNG

4 October 2009 (Last Updated October 4th, 2009 18:30)

The Tangguh liquefied natural gas project continues to run normally today despite a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit West Papua in Indonesia yesterday morning, according to operator BP. The Jakarta Post reported that the oil major said the earthquake was not felt at the LNG pro

The Tangguh liquefied natural gas project continues to run normally today despite a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit West Papua in Indonesia yesterday morning, according to operator BP.

The Jakarta Post reported that the oil major said the earthquake was not felt at the LNG project location.

The Tangguh project is exploiting a total of 14.4 trillion cubic feet of proven gas reserves and is situated in the Bintuni Bay area in remote Papua.

The Geophysics, Climatology, and Meteorology Agency (BMKG) said that the epicentre of the quake was located 123km north-west of Manokwari, West Papua, at a depth of 56km.