PIC could reduce production in May and June

22 April 2008 10:42  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) could reduce urea production during May and June if gas supplies are disrupted, a company source said on Tuesday.

The Kuwaiti government has warned PIC that gas supplies to Shuaiba could be disrupted by revamping and construction work at a government-owned power plant around 80km away from the city.

PIC’s three urea plants at Shuaiba, which have a total capacity of around 1.04m tonnes/year, could be forced to cut back for up to two months if gas supplies are reduced by 50%, as has been warned by the Kuwaiti government.

The disruption to supply has not been fully confirmed yet, said the company source.

No further details were disclosed.

Last year, gas pipeline work saw PIC’s gas supplies reduced by 50% for around four months.

By: Carl Roache
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