Trinidad cuts natural gas deliveries to chemicals complex

17 February 2011 18:26  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago temporarily cut back deliveries of natural gas by 20-30% to the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, which includes manufacturers of ammonia, urea, methanol and petrochemicals, a source said on Thursday.

The cutback in natural gas deliveries was announced on 13 February and was expected to last about two weeks, a source in the ammonia industry said.

The National Gas Company did not immediately reply to a request for additional information.

Fertilizer makers such as Yara and PotashCorp produce a total of 4.9m tonnes/year at their Point Lisas plants.

A two-week curtailment of 25% in feedstock natural gas would result in a loss of about 50,000 tonnes of ammonia production.

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