Saudi Methanol to run plants as usual for rest of 2011

09 September 2011 05:48  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Methanol does not have any maintenance plans for its Ar-Razi units totalling 4.7m tonnes/year for the rest of this year, a source at its parent firm SABIC said on Friday.

The source was not clear on the operating rates of the plants, but said they are usually run at more than 90% of their capacity on an annual basis.

Saudi Methanol is a joint venture between SABIC, which owns 50% of the company, and a Japanese consortium led by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical.

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By: Heng Hui
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