AMMONIA: OCI-EBIC Egypt plant down on lack of gas

03 July 2014 14:47 Source:ICIS

In Egypt, the OCI-EBIC ammonia plant at Ain Sokhna has been in complete shutdown since 28 June due to a lack of gas. According to advice from the gas company, E-Gas, the plant is expected to remain down until the end of July. The same situation is expected to apply to all plants in the Red Sea zone.

Last week the plant had been running at 35-40% of capacity and OCI-EBIC had been targeting one or two shipments this month, but had cautioned over the gas supply.

By Rebecca Clarke