Malaysia’s PETRONAS restarts 1.7m tonne/year methanol unit

01 February 2013 09:39  [Source: ICIS news]

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

The plant is running normally, the company source said but declined to state the current production rate.

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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