Restart of Texas methanol unit delayed until 30 June

29 June 2012 17:53  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The restart of a Texas methanol plant in Beaumont has been delayed until 30 June, because of minor startup glitches, a source close to the unit said on Friday.

Last week, the 750,000 tonne/year facility began startup procedures and was tentatively scheduled to begin full-scale production on 28 June, the source said.

Mothballed in 2004, the plant is owned by Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), an international nitrogen fertilizer producer and engineering and construction company headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.

The Texas plant began producing ammonia in December 2011.

By: Lane Kelley
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