Norway's Statoil set to restart methanol plant this week

11 July 2012 13:38  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Norwegian producer Statoil expects to have its methanol plant in Tjeldbergodden, Norway, back up and running by the end of the week now that strike action at an associated oil and gas field has been resolved, a source with the company said on Wednesday.

The strike, which started on 24 June, ended on 10 July after intervention by the Norwegian government, meaning feedstock gas supply to the methanol plant can now resume.

“They are starting up the oil and gas, then we can start the methanol. It should be within this week, if everything goes to plan,” said the source.

The Tjeldbergodden plant has a nameplate capacity of 900,000 tonnes/year.

By: Ross Yeo
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