Yara ammonia plant in Trinidad offline for a week

14 July 2008 23:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS news)--Yara had temporarily shut down a 1,000 tonne/day ammonia plant in Trinidad and Tobago for a week, a source close to the operation said on Monday.

The plant at Point Lisas was offline from 1-8 July, the source said at the Southwestern Fertilizer Conference.

After a natural gas leak, National Gas asked ammonia producers to temporarily reduce production, the source said. Ammonia is made from natural gas.

Because of the plant's size, Yara decided it would be easier to take it offline rather than reduce production, the source said.

The Southwestern Fertilizer Conference, held annually in San Antonio, runs through Tuesday.

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By: David Rosen

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