17 July 2013 20:24 [Source: ICIS news]
However, a methanol source predicted the real impact would be a 20-25% cut in gas supplies because of plant turnarounds scheduled to coincide with the curtailment.
Natural gas cutbacks have become routine for petrochemical producers at Trinidad’s Point Lisas Industrial Estate for the past few years, because of repair work on offshore platforms.
Methanol production in Trinidad fell by 7% in 2012, and exports dropped 4%, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs.
In September 2012, the utility cut natural gas supplies by 25-30% because of work being done on a BG Trinidad and Tobago (BGTT) platform.
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