February 1, 2019 / 10:20 AM / 7 months ago

UPDATE 1-Russia's domestic gas supplies from Exxon-led project suspended - ministry

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MOSCOW, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Domestic gas supplies from Sakhalin-1 project, led by ExxonMobil have been suspended due to the stoppage of a compressor facility, the Russian energy ministry said on Friday.

It said the gas supplies had been halted from the Chaivo field to the Okha - Komsomolsk-on-Amur pipeline on Feb. 1 at 0145 local time.

"We've had an unplanned stoppage of gas flows from the field to the pipeline. The consumers continue taking off gas from the stockpiles, accumulated in the pipeline," a spokesman for Exxon Neftegaz Ltd, the operator of the project, told Reuters.

Sakhalin-1, on Russia's Sakhalin island in the Pacific Ocean, operates under a production sharing agreement struck in the mid-1990s. ExxonMobil has 30 percent of the project, Russia's Rosneft and India's ONGC have 20 percent each, while Japan's SODECO consortium owns 30 percent. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Oksana Kobzeva; Editing by Jane Merriman)

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