Iran’s Kharg Petrochemical runs methanol plant at 95%

29 June 2011 04:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Iran’s Kharg Petrochemical is currently running its 660,000 tonne/year natural gas-based methanol plant on Kharg Island at 95%, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant usually runs at full rates, but production was slightly decreased because machinery works less efficiently in the summer months with temperature at more than 46 degree Celsius, the source added.

“The high temperature and humidity causes the operating rates to decrease, but only slightly,” she said.

Kharg Petrochemical has no plans for maintenance at the unit this year as of now, the source said.

Other methanol producers in the Middle East include SABIC and National Petrochemical Company.

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By: Heng Hui
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