15 April 2009 05:24 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Indonesia’s refinery operator, Pertamina, has not decided the fate of its 330,000 tonne/year methanol plant in Bunyu, East Kalimantan, closed down since1 February due to shortage of feedstock gas, sources said on Wednesday.
Medco Energi Internasional, which operated the plant, had to shut it down when the gas supply dwindled on the maturity of the gas field, and terminated 234 plant employees. The plant is currently being returned to its owner, Pertamina.
Sources close to Pertamina said the company has not decided what to do with the facility. However, the remaining gas reserves from the field will be redirected to be used for electricity generation.
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