01 February 2013 04:04 [Source: ICIS news]
The company source declined to comment on further details.
The Vancouver-based company said in a press release on its website this week that the natural gas supply restrictions may persist. The restrictions were a result of increased electricity demand and ongoing operating issues with the upstream gas infrastructure, which started in the third quarter of 2012.
Methanex is currently assessing the feasibility of debottlenecking the plants at Motunui, which will add another 200,000 tonnes/year to its output.
The company is also waiting to finalise the agreements for natural gas supply before proceeding to restart its 530,000 tonne/year Waitara plant at the end of 2013.
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