29 January 2010 06:01 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--China’s Cangzhou Dahua Chemical, a leading fertilizer producer located at Hebei, has restarted production after almost a month-long shutdown due to shortage of feedstock natural gas, the company said on Friday.
The company restarted production after natural gas supply to the firm was resumed on Friday, according to a company statement to Shanghai Stock Exchange.
The company's facilities, which include a 30,000 tonne/year synthetic ammonia plant, a 480,000 tonne/year urea plant and a 30,000 tonne/year nitric acid plant, were taken off line on 18 December and the company had expected to restart them at the end of February or later, according to earlier ICIS reports.
Industry sources said the natural gas supply - in a crunch across the country since November last year - was improving due to fading cold weather.
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