10 April 2012 14:56 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--The M5000 methanol plant in Point Lisas, Trinidad, was shut down over the weekend for a maintenance turnaround, a source with Helm said on Tuesday.
The turnaround at the 1.9m tonne/year plant is expected to last approximately three weeks.
Sources do not expect any significant impact on prices from the shutdown, given that it was planned in advance.
MHTL produces a total of around 4m tonnes of methanol a year at its five plants at Point Lisas, with 75% of this exported to North America and 24% to Europe, while 1% is sold locally, according to the company’s website.
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