Primus Building GTL Methanol Plant in Marcellus Region in 2017

Primus Green EnergyPrimus Green Energy, builder of gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants announced yesterday they will build a 160 metric tons per day (MT/day) methanol plant using the company’s proprietary technology at “a manufacturing site in the Marcellus shale region” in 2017. That is, the first train will be delivered and installed in 2017. Three more trains will follow, at some point, for a total production capacity of 640 MT/day. The company also plans to build and deploy “multiple projects” across the U.S. and in Asia and the Middle East. Primus’ plants convert natural gas into methanol (used as a chemical feedstock and a fuel), and into other hydrocarbons like gasoline. The announcement below doesn’t say as much as it does. Who is Primus building the Marcellus plant for? Themselves? A customer? Where is it being built? What will the methanol be used for? All unanswered questions…

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