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LyondellBasell restarts methanol plant at Channelview

9:10 AM MST | January 10, 2014 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

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 fourth quarter of 2013 to take advantage of low-cost natural gas feedstock from shale formations, the company says. The 780,000-m.t./year methanol unit was mothballed in2004 because of the rising cost of natural gas at that time. “The methanol plant restart is the first in a series of US Gulf Coast projects by LyondellBasell to take advantage of the natural gas price...

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