Oman’s SMC runs methanol plant at above 80% after restart

01 June 2012 05:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Oman’s Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) is running its methanol plant at Salalah at above normal rates of above 80%, or 1 m tonne/year, after its restart following an unplanned shutdown on 21 May, a company source said on Friday.

The plant, which has a nameplate capacity of around 1.2m tonnes/year was shut down for a few days because of an unspecified technical problem, according to the source.

The plant is a joint venture between Oman Oil and Oman Energy Trading.

Feedstock for the production of methanol at the facility is natural gas, which is supplied by Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas through the country’s pipeline systems.

By: Heng Hui
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