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January 8, 2014
South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) says it has received an air permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the State of Louisiana for its $1.3-billion, 5,000-m.t./day gas-to-methanol project at St. James Parish, LA....
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
December 10, 2013
Waterfront Shipping (Vancouver, BC), the marine transportation subsidiary of Methanex, said on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL; Tokyo)...
December 6, 2013
Koch Fertilizer says it will change its name to Koch Ag and Energy Solutions, with the newly renamed entity serving as a holding company for Koch Fertilizer, Koch Energy Services, and...
November 22, 2013
OCI N.V. (Geleen, the Netherlands) plans to build a greenfield 1.75-million m.t./year methanol plant in Beaumont, TX. OCI, which made the announcement on 21 November, says the methanol plant will be the largest in the United States....
October 31, 2013
Methanex (Vancouver) has reported net income for the third quarter of $87 million, up from a loss of $3 million in the year-ago quarter and a 61% increase over the second quarter’s $54 million. Earnings per share of $1.22 beat the analysts’ consensus of $1.04....
October 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited interested parties to comment on a new proposal for harmonized classification and labeling on methanol. The public...
October 23, 2013
Methanex (Vancouver) on 22 October announced plans to sell a 10% equity share in Egyptian Methanex Methanol Company (EMethanex) to Arab Petroleum Investments Corp. (Apicorp; Dammam, Saudi Arabia) for $110 million. The deal, which is expected to close later this year, will increase Apicorp’s share of the joint venture to 17%, while Methanex will retain just over 50%....
October 21, 2013
Iran is looking to export more methanol capacity from its complexes, Petrochemical Commercial Co. (PCC; Tehran) says. PCC’s director, Ali Tahouri, tells CW that Iran’s main...
October 8, 2013
Methanex (Vancouver) has completed methanol capacity expansions totaling 1 million m.t./year in New Zealand and Canada and restarted its 900,000 m.t./year Chile I plant, the company said on 7 October....
October 7, 2013
Methanol producer OCI Partners (OCIP) has priced its initial public offering of 17.5 million common units at $18/share, lower than its previous estimate of $19-20/share. OCIP said it expects the offering, which began on 4 October, to bring net proceeds of $291 million by the time it closes on 9 October....
September 26, 2013
Wison Engineering Services (Shanghai) says it has commercialized its proprietary methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology with the start-up of a plant with annual capacity for 300,000...
September 13, 2013
South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) has hired Fluor to engineer and design its 5,000-m.t./day gas-to-methanol project, which will be sited in St. James Parish, LA. SLM, a partnership of Zero Emission Energy Plants (Austin, TX) and Todd (Wellington, New Zealand), announced the project in February and aims to commission the plant in 2016....
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
July 30, 2013
Methanex says it has made an initial $5-million investment in renewable methanol producer Carbon Recycling International (CRI; Reykjavík). CRI operates the world's first...
July 28, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) announces today that International Methanol Co. (IMC), one of Sipchem’s affiliates, signed an Islamic...
July 24, 2013
The government of Indonesia expects to develop a $4-billion fertilizer and petrochemical complex at Teluk Bintuni, West Papua Province, according to local media reports. Construction...
July 16, 2013
Methanol’s comeback in North America, another consequence of the shale gas revolution, is quickly gaining momentum. Two dormant plants have been restarted, another is scheduled...
July 12, 2013
Valero (San Antonio, TX) plans to build a $600–700 million methanol plant at its 270,000-bbl/day refinery site at St. Charles Parish, LA, according to various media reports...
June 26, 2013
The unit will be Linde’s largest in the United States when it comes onstream in the first quarter of 2015....
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