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Methanex obtains federal, state permits for Geismar methanol complex

9:30 AM MST | November 19, 2012 | Clay Boswell

US EPA and Louisiana state authorities have granted Methanex the air permits required to begin construction of a 1-million m.t./year methanol project in Geismar, LA. The project, announced in July, entails the relocation of a plant in Chile for a cost estimated by Methanex at $550 million. “Dismantling activities in Chile have been progressing well and the project remains on track to be producing methanol by the end of 2014," says Bruce Aitken, Methanex president and...


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