Qatar Fuel Additives' methanol plant on 45-day turnaround

03 May 2010 05:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Qatar Fuel Additives' (Qafac's) 835,000 tonne/year natural gas-based methanol facility in Mesaieed is currently undergoing maintenance turnaround and will be restarted in early June, a source close to the company said on Monday.

The plant was taken off line on 15 April for a 45-day turnaround, the source said.

Qafac is owned 50% by Industries Qatar (IQ), 20% by Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC), 15 % each by Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Corporation (LCYCIC) and International Octane Limited.

Other major regional methanol producers include Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), Oman Methanol Company LLC, and Iran’s National Petrochemical Co (NPC).

The three largest derivatives of methanol are formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and acetic acid.

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By: Heng Hui
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