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Virus Shuts RasGas Office Computers, LNG Output Unaffected

Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Co., a Qatari LNG producer, said a virus has shut down part of its computer system since Aug. 27.

Desktop computers in company offices were affected by the bug, while operational systems at onshore and offshore installations are secure, a company official said today by phone from Doha. The virus hasn’t affected production or cargoes, said the official, who declined to be named citing company policy.