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Methanol

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Manufacturing processes 11
Synthesis gas formation 11
Reforming of natural gas and naphtha 11
Partial oxidation of heavy feedstocks 12
Synthesis gas from coal 12
Synthesis gas from coking gas 12
Synthesis gas from petroleum coke 13
Synthesis gas–to–methanol processes 13
Low-pressure processes 13
High-pressure processes 14
Liquid-phase technologies 14
Other sources of methanol 14
Mega-methanol plants 15
Supply and demand by region 16
World 16
Capacity 16
Producing companies 17
Salient statistics 19
Consumption 21
Formaldehyde 23
Fuel applications 23
Acetic acid 25
Methanol-to-olefins/methanol-to-propylene 26
Methyl methacrylate 26
Other applications 27
Methylamines 27
Dimethyl terephthalate 28
Chloromethanes 28
Solvents 28
Antifreeze 29
Glycol methyl ethers 29
Price 29
Trade 29
North America 31
Overview 31
Capacity 31
Salient statistics 32
Consumption 33
Trade 34
United States 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 38
Trade 40
Canada 41
Producing companies 41
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 42
Trade 44
Mexico 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Trade 47
Central and South America 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade 52
Western Europe 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Trade 57
Central and Eastern Europe 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Trade 60
CIS and Baltic States 61
Producing companies 61
Salient statistics 63
Consumption 64
Trade 65
Middle East 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Trade 71
Africa 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Trade 75
Indian Subcontinent 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 77
Trade 79
Northeast Asia 80
Overview 80
Capacity 80
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 81
Trade 84
Mainland China 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 92
Consumption 93
Trade 95
Japan 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 97
Trade 99
South Korea 100
Producing companies 100
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 101
Trade 103
Taiwan 103
Producing companies 103
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 104
Trade 106
Southeast Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 107
Consumption 108
Trade 110
Additional resources 112
Revisions 114
Data Workbook 115
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