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Methanex Resumes production

5:55 AM MDT | August 26, 2011

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. 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 company previously said it would assess the timing of a major turnaround it had previously scheduled at this facility during the third quarter, but decided to...

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