New US methanol plant planned for US Louisiana

Kevin Callahan


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Lake Charles Methanol II announced plans to build a 3.6m tons/year methanol plant in southwest Louisiana, with the final investment decision (FID) expected in mid-2024.

The proposed facility will reform natural gas and renewable feedstock into hydrogen, which will be converted to methanol, and capture the carbon dioxide from the process at the port of Lake Charles.

The project is currently undergoing a front-end engineering design (FEED) study and regulatory permitting. Following the FID, construction would start in mid-2024, with operations to begin in late 2027.


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