Yara's Trinidad ammonia plants still down after natgas shortage

14 October 2009 17:04  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Two Yara International ammonia plants in Trinidad remained off line this week while recovering from a shutdown last week caused by a natural gas shortage, Yara said on Wednesday.

Yara shut down its 900 tonne/day Yara plant and its 1,400 tonne/day Tringen No. 1 plant last week after Trinidad’s National Gas Company (NGC) reduced its supply of natural gas to industrial customers.

NGC took the action after gas supplier BPTT said it experienced technical problems with an offshore gas rig.

The malfunction at the rig was remedied and production was resumed, BPTT said in a statement.

Yara said that two of its Trinidad plants experienced mechanical problems when attempts were made to restart production.

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By: Frank Zaworski
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