Venezuela methanol unit restarts following maintenance

21 June 2011 20:39  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The Metor 1 methanol plant in Venezuela began restarting this week following a scheduled 20-day turnaround, a South American source said on Tuesday.

Both Metor plants have had turnarounds in the past two months. The 850,000 tonne/year Metor 2 plant went down on 29 April for 15 days, a source said.

That unit, which began operating in the summer of 2010, restarted in mid May.

The 750,000 tonne/year Metor 1 unit went down in the latter part of May for maintenance that was originally scheduled for late 2010 but was delayed.

The plants are owned by a joint venture between Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Mitsubishi Corp and Venezuela's state-controlled petrochemical producer, Pequiven.

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By: Lane Kelley
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