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Total’s Shetland Gas Plant officially opened

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20 May 2016 – Almaty, Kazakhstan – A new resource has been added to the PM World Library related to Major Oil and Gas Events. The new resource is titled “Laggan-Tormore Gas Field & Shetland Gas Plant”.

A huge new gas plant that is bringing reserves west of Shetland to the mainland has been officially opened. The Shetland Gas Plant is said by operator Total to be capable of supplying energy to two million homes, which is about 8% of the UK’s gas needs.

160520 - Shetland Gas Plant PHOTOIt began processing gas from the vast Laggan and Tormore fields, north west of Shetland, in February, and will produce 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The plant is said to have been the biggest construction project in the UK since the London Olympics. The project is part of a massive £3.5bn investment by French company Total. The plant has the capacity to handle 500 million standard cubic feet of gas each day.

To access this new resource, go to the Major Projects and Programme’s section of the PMWL at, click on “Mining – Natural Resources – Oil & Gas”, scroll down to UK.  Must be a logged-in professional member to access.