Methanol is primarily used to produce formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and acetic acid, with smaller amounts going into the manufacture of DMT,MMA, chloromethanes, methylamines, glycol methyl ethers and fuels. It also has many general solvent and antifreeze uses, such as being a component for paint strippers, car windshield washer compounds and a deicer for natural gas pipelines.

ICIS pricing quotes methanol in EuropeAsia-Pacific, China and the US Gulf.

To find out more Methanol Methodology – 28 October 2013

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