Norway's Statoil shuts methanol plant on oil and gas field strike

28 June 2012 14:24  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Norwegian producer Statoil has stopped methanol production at its Tjeldbergodden plant after a strike at an associated oil and gas field, a company source said on Thursday.

The Tjeldbergodden unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 900,000 tonnes/year, was shut down early this week following a strike at the Heidrun oil and gas field that began on Sunday 24 June.

Statoil’s methanol unit is supplied with natural gas from Heidrun.

It is understood that the strike is over pensions.

Statoil was unsure when methanol production would resume, the source said.

By: Carl Roache
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