30 August 2007 11:05 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China BlueChemical has delayed work on two projects including a large-scale methanol plant, as it awaits environmental approval from the government, a company official said on Thursday.?xml:namespace>
The new start-up dates for the two projects would be decided when approvals were obtained, the official added, adding that construction usually took about two years.
China Blue had planned to start up the 1.13m tonne/year methanol project in Dongfang, ?xml:namespace>
The country’s environmental watchdog requested supplementary information on the projects which China Blue had submitted, the official said.
In late May, an algae bloom choked Taihu, the country’s third largest freshwater lake, and left over 2m
China Blue is the petrochemical arm of China National Offshore Oil Corp.
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