Nova Scotia

Deep Panuke natural gas project temporarily shut down

Production at the Deep Panuke natural gas project has been halted because of a five-day temporary shutdown the company says is due to maintenance work.

Natural gas production at offshore platform stopped Friday

The gas field is about 250 kilometres east of Halifax. (The Canadian Press)

Production at the Deep Panuke natural gas project has been halted because of a five-day temporary shutdown.

According to a report filed on the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board website, the shutdown took effect on Friday.

The company behind the project, Encana, says maintenance work is being done on the offshore platform.

In May 2015, the project temporarily shut down because of excess water in its natural gas reservoir.

Operations also shut down in August 2014 and in January 2013 due to electrical fires.

The platform is about 250 kilometres east of Halifax and it began production in August 2013.

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