Could China spur US Methanol?

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Will the US become a net exporter of methanol? Are the Chinese backed projects at risk now that crude oil has been low for more than a year? Can the Iranian methanol compete with the US? One thing is certain; the US methanol revival is imminent.

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  • US Methanol Imports
  • Typical Cost Composition of Olefin Production in China
  • Cash Cost Composition in 2014
  • Cash Cost Competition in 2015
  • US Methanol Production Capacity and Gas Demand Outlook


  • China MTO Project Outlook
  • Iran Methanol Project Outlook
  • US methanol projects that are not included in the base case

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