Oman’s Salalah Methanol restarts 1.3m tonne/year plant

27 May 2011 07:42  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Oman’s Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) has restarted its 1.3m tonne/year methanol plant at Salalah and is ramping up its production to full rates, a company source said on Friday.

The methanol plant was shut down on 5 May because of a technical fault.

The plant, which was started up in May 2010, is a joint venture between Oman Oil and Oman Energy Trading.

The feedstock for the production of methanol at the plant is natural gas, which is supplied by Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas through the sultanate's pipeline systems.

Oman Trading Company is the marketer for SMC’s methanol.

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By: Heng Hui
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