China's Chongqing Kabeile may delay methanol plant start-up

21 August 2012 09:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Chongqing Kabeile may delay the planned start-up of its new 850,000 tonne/year methanol plant in Chongqing to the end of September, a company source said on Tuesday.

“The new methanol unit has been built, but we may have to delay the start-up schedule by one month to the end of September, because of tight supply of feedstock natural gas in Chongqing,” according to the source.

“PetroChina’s Southwest Oil & Gas Field – where we acquire natural gas – [has promised] to supply natural gas at the end of September,” the source added.

The company is expected to achieve on-spec product at the plant in October. Construction of the plant began in December 2009.

Chongqing Kabeile Chemical is a subsidiary of Chongqing Chemical and Pharmaceutical Holding Group.

By: Rachel Qian

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