Forties pipeline system could be out until January

Custom parts needed to fix the Forties pipeline system are being made, though it may be the second week in January before work is finished, the operator said. Ineos, which owns the Forties pipeline system, shut down operations on a network catering to about 40 percent of North Sea oil production Dec. 11 after finding a hairline crack on infrastructure near Aberdeen. In its latest formal update , the company said the crack is stabilized and the custom parts necessary to fix the issue are being made or are already on their way to site of the crack. “At this stage, it is still too early to say exactly how long the repair […]

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