China methanol rises by almost half
- MTBE, Methanol Prices Soar. Sim, Peck Hwee // Chemical Week;1/17/2001, Vol. 163 Issue 3, p8
Reports on the price increases of methyl tertbutyl ether and methanol as of January 2001. Factors which contributed to the increases; Condition of the market; Actions taken by producers of the chemicals; Forecasted increase demand of the chemicals.
- Pingdingshan to Establish Chemical City. // China Chemical Reporter;4/16/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p9
The article reports on the proposed establishment of the Chemical City in Central China by the Pingdingshan government of Henan province in China, in accordance with the requirements raised in the Eleventh Five-Year Program. Major projects include the production of caustic soda, methanol and...
- Methanol Market Quiet. Brown, Rohert // Chemical Market Reporter;1/31/2005, Vol. 267 Issue 5, p5
This article reports that the U.S. spot methanol market is exhibiting a newfound calm that will likely become the norm. Prices remain healthy and expectations are high for 2005. Thanks to state and provincial governments in North America banning its use as an oxygenate in gasoline, the market...
- Signs point to sustained market. Todd, Martin // European Chemical News;10/27/2003, Vol. 79 Issue 2074, p10
Forecasts the trend in supply and demand for methanol in the U.S. by 2004 to 2005. Information on a plan for a methanol capacity expansion; Market cycle of the chemical; Comment from analyst Jim Jordan of Jim Jordan & Associates on the market demand for methyl tert-butyl ether.
- Fuel Oxygenates Face Major Troubles. // Chemical Market Reporter;12/21/98, Vol. 254 Issue 25, p4
Focuses on the problems faced by major oxygenate markets in the United States. Impact of low gasoline prices on ethanol producers; Oversupply of methanol; Decline in the price of butyl methyl ether.
- 600 000 T/A Methanol Project Approved. // China Chemical Reporter;8/11/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 23, p5
The article reports on the Liaoning provincial government's approval of a methanol project in the Chinese province. The project will produce 600,000 tons of methanol per year. A chemical industrial chain will be formed upon completion of the project, which will promote the development of related...
- ON THE GLOBAL SEE-SAW AND ALL THAT GAS. Gibson, Jane // ICIS Chemical Business;4/3/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 13, p31
The article presents news briefs on the chemical industry as of April 2006. The volatility of the energy complex means the industry is more likely to see mini-cycles of volatility within the industry peaks, rather than the traditional smooth ups and downs. Global methanol demand is expected to...
- Methanol and MTBE in balance, but natural gas rise threatens margins. // Chemical Market Reporter;10/06/97, Vol. 252 Issue 14, p11
Reports on the stability of methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) markets in the United States. Possible decline in methanol prices due to rising natural gas prices; Projected slowdown in MTBE production; Planned turnarounds by Texas Petrochemicals Corp., Arco Chemical Co. and Alberta...
- New DME plant could fuel methanol demand surge. Burridge, Elaine; Hui, Heng // ICIS Chemical Business;9/6/2010, Vol. 278 Issue 7, p14
The article reports that the demand of methanol could surge after a new 840,000 tonne/year dimethyl ether (DME) plant will start in Indonesia in 2012. The plant, which has two lines of 420,000 tonnes/year capacity is the largest methanol consumer by far in the Southeast Asian region. Once the...