Trinidad natgas curtailments postponed until 19 April - source

10 April 2013 22:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--An eight-day natural gas curtailment in Trinidad that was scheduled to begin this week has been postponed until 19 April, an industry source said on Wednesday.

The curtailment had been set for 8 April, according to sources. The source did not say why the cutback had been postponed.

Since 2010, gas supply issues have plagued the country’s petrochemical complex in Point Lisas, with curtailments causing declines in production of methanol, ammonia and other products.

Methanol producers in Trinidad have been operating without curtailments for most of this year, but ammonia producers have been running at a reduced rate of 10-15%.

A fertilizer producer in Trinidad on Wednesday confirmed that the expected additional curtailments for ammonia plants that had been expected to begin this week had not started.


By: Lane Kelley
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