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    Japex Partially Starts Ops at Soma LNG Terminal

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The facility was shut down on February 14 following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.

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Japex Partially Starts Ops at Soma LNG Terminal

Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) on February 16 said that operations at the Soma LNG terminal have resumed. The facility was shut down on February 14 following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.

The company said that it resumed operations for the supply of regasified LNG to the gas pipeline network, and LNG delivery by trucks. The supply of regasified LNG to the Fukushima gas-fired power plant, located adjacent to the Soma LNG terminal, is still suspended, it added. 

"The resumption of the supply of LNG regasified gas, which is the fuel for power generation, to the FGP [Fukushima Gas Power] power plant adjacent to this terminal will be scheduled depending on the progress of the assessment and inspection of the facilities for the fuel delivery," Japex said.