Unnamed producer mulls methanol plant near Toronto in Canada

17 May 2012 22:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--An unnamed methanol producer is considering a town in the Great Lakes region of Canada as a plant site, a town official said on Thursday.

Talks between officials in Stratford, Ontario, and the producer are in the preliminary stages, said Randy Mattice, economic development officer in Stratford, which is 86 miles (138km) southwest of Toronto.

“The company has just told the city that they considered Stratford a viable location for their facility and that they would like to work with city staff to further the potential development of a methanol facility,” Mattice said.

A story in the Stratford Beacon Herald newspaper this week said the plant would be close to the city’s landfill. The newspaper did not name the producer.

The world’s largest methanol supplier, Methanex, is headquartered in Canada, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Methanex officials did not return calls immediately.

US methanol sellers include Methanex, BP, SABIC and Southern Chemical.

By: Lane Kelley
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