Brunei Methanol runs Sungai Liang methanol plant at 100%

27 August 2012 10:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Brunei Methanol Co (BMC) is currently running its 850,000 tonne/year methanol plant at Sungai Liang Industrial Park at full capacity, a company source said on Monday.

The unit was restarted on 11 August after a few days of shutdown, the source said.

The shutdown was caused by insufficient gas pressure at wells from which the plant derives its feedstock, the source said.

This was a common issue with all methanol production, the source said.

BMC is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), ITOCHU and Petroleum Brunei.

MGC holds a 50% stake in the company, while the remaining 50% is equally held by ITOCHU and Petroleum Brunei.
Methanol is used in the manufacture of formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), methyl chlorides, methyl methacrylate (MMA) and acetic acid.

By: Heng Hui
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