PotashCorp expects natural gas resumption by mid-March in Trinidad

04 March 2011 22:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--PotashCorp expects full natural gas deliveries to its ammonia facilities in Port Lisas, Trinidad, to resume by mid-March, the company said on Friday.

The fertilizer producer's 01 and 02 ammonia plants in Point Lisas, Trinidad, were operating at 85% of capacity because of natural gas supply cutbacks, said PotashCorp senior vice president Tom Pasztor.

The fertilizer producer’s 03 and 04 plants, along with urea production, were operating at full capacity, Pasztor said.

The National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago in mid-February 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.

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

Additional reporting by Brian Ford

For more on PotashCorp visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Frank Zaworski
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