14 October 2011 08:29 [Source: ICIS news]
The company shut the plant because of a shortage in feedstock natural gas, the source said.
Sichuan Lutianhua has not confirmed the date to restart the plant, the source added.
The company is keeping its 45,000 tonne/year methanol line shut at the same site for the same reason, the source said.
Sichuan Lutianhua assigns its methanol inventories for captive use at its 110,000 tonne/year dimethyl ether (DME) plant and are not for commercial sale, the source added.
DME is a major downstream product of methanol and about 1.4 tonnes of methanol can produce a tonne of DME.
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