02 September 2009 04:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional (Petronas) has kept its 660,000 tonne/year methanol unit in Labuan shut since July with no definite restart date due to lack of clean water supplies, a company source said on Wednesday.
It may take another month to solve the problem, the source said.
The plant had also experienced a technical glitch in May and had to be shut for a period of time.
Meanwhile, Petronas' newly built 1.7m tonne/year methanol unit at the same site was running at more than half of its capacity, producing 3,000-4,000 tonnes/day, the source said.
The company restarted this plant last week after being taken off line early this month, because of lack of supply of feedstck gas, he said.
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