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