EGYPT

Egypt’s EMethanex methanol plant at Damietta operated for only six days during the first quarter of 2015 mainly because of constrained gas supplies, according to operator and 50% equity holder Methanex of Canada. Methanex president and CEO John Floren told his company’s 30 April Q1 earnings call that the gas shortfall is due to “extensive upstream maintenance programs combined with delivery declines from the upstream fields.”

This is not the first time the...