India's GNFC to import methanol on feedstock shortage

08 August 2012 09:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India's Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Co (GNFC) plans to import methanol, as most of its feedstock natural gas has been diverted for ammonia production, a company official said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the company has been running its 290,000 tonne/year methanol plant at 40-42% capacity since June, down from around 60% previously, the company official said, adding that it is currently in discussions to import methanol.

Other major methanol producers in India include Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers.

By: Heng Hui
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