PETRONAS to restart 1.7m tonne/year methanol unit in end-Jan

25 January 2013 08:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s PETRONAS Chemicals Group (PCG) plans to restart its 1.7m tonne/year methanol plant at Labuan in end-January after its planned maintenance since 12-13 January, a company source said on Friday.

The company operates a separate 660,000 tonne/year No 1 methanol plant, and it is running well, the source said. However, the actual run rate was not disclosed.

Methanol is used to make formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), methylamines, methyl methacrylate (MMA) and acetic acid.

Other regional methanol producers include Indonesia’s Kaltim and Brunei Methanol Co.


By: Heng Hui
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