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Methanex Restarts Atlas Plant After Unplanned Outage

11:06 AM MDT | August 24, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Methanex has restarted its Atlas methanol facility at Point Lisas, Trinidad following an unplanned outage on July 20. Production was down for about a month, curtailing annual output by nearly 100,000 m.t./year. The plant, which has the capacity to produce about 1.7 million m.t./year of methanol, is expected to run for about two weeks before shutting again for scheduled maintenance in September, sources say. The duration of the turnaround was not...

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