Iran’s Fanavaran runs methanol plant at 90% on gas shortage

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

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Iran’s Fanavaran Petrochemical has been operating its 1 m tonne/year methanol plant in Bandar Imam at around 90% capacity since the weekend, a company source said on Monday.

Fanavaran lowered the plant's production capacity for three days because of reduced output as a result of shortage of feedstock natural gas, the source said.

More gas been allocated for heating in residential areas due to severe winter.

Methanol is used in the production of formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), methyl chlorides, methyl methacrylate (MMA) and acetic acid.

By: Heng Hui
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