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Methanex restarts plant in Chile

4:03 AM MDT | September 19, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Methanex says it has restarted its Chile I methanol plant at its site at Punta Arenas. The Chile operation had been idled since May 2014 due to insufficient natural gas supply. “We are pleased to have restarted our Chile I plant, supported by gas...


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