INEOS to postpone shutting down of Forties Pipeline System (FPS) until August at the Earliest
INEOS FPS has today responded to requests from customers and delayed its planned summer shut down of the Forties Pipeline System
The decision has been taken in the face of the growing Corona Virus pandemic and the need to avoid bringing together large numbers of people
INEOS will continue to work with our Government and customers to provide more information as soon as is practical.
INEOS FPS has today written to all its customers saying that there will be a delay to the FPS Summer Shutdown that was planned for June 16th 2020. The Shutdown will not now start before August 2020 at the earliest.
INEOS is also mindful of the benefits of completing this project work to the future operation of FPS and the risks of not going ahead. However, it recognises the importance of maintain a flow of oil and gas through FPS during the current situation. The company found that there was an overwhelming desire to delay the shutdown by its customers which it is responding to.
In the coming days, INEOS will continue to have discussions with its customers and other stakeholders to define the best dates to plan these projects.
Richard Longden (INEOS) 0041 21 627 7063 or 0041 7996 26123
Mark Killick (Media Zoo) 020 7052 4838 or 07836 634449
Andrew McLachlan (Media Zoo) 020 7384 6980 or 07931 377162