Dinged by a severe earthquake in Papua New Guinea, Exxon Mobil said Friday its production levels were down 6 percent when compared with last year. In its quarterly report, Exxon said Friday that the 7.5-magnitude quake in late February took $80 million off its earnings and cut production by around 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. On April 17, however, the company was able to restart one train — the part of its plant that turns gas to liquid — ahead of schedule. The second train will restart once the plant’s production increases. Oil Search is a partner in a liquefied natural gas facility and oil production in Papua New Guinea. In a report on operations through March 31, the company […]