Methanol Industry in the US

  • ID: 2132122
  • Report
  • Region: United States
  • 115 Pages
  • Taiyou Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Linde AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Praxair Inc
  • MORE
The methanol industry in the United States is expected to progress significantly in the coming years. Methanol is a widely used commodity chemical, which is readily available throughout the United States. Beyond the primary terminalling/distribution nodes, virtually every major metropolitan area has chemical storage facilities that are suitable for methanol. Methanol is produced in the US in a number of different ways, but the primary route to production is through the synthesis of natural gas. Typically, natural gas is the major cost of production and as such, cheap natural gas is one sure way to develop a competitive advantage for the production of methanol.

Methanol is an important chemical building block used for many organic intermediates and downstream processes including esterification, ammoniation, methylation, and polymerization. The primary chemical intermediates produced from methanol include formaldehyde, acetic acid, methylamines, methyl methacrylate (MMA), Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT), MTBE, and many other smaller applications.

Formaldehyde and MTBE account for over 50% of methanol demand in the US, and acetic acid accounts for about 11% of the US methanol demand. Some of the final products that are made from methanol’s intermediates include: adhesives for wood products such as plywood, particle board and wafer board; paints and coatings; inks and dyes; plexiglass; polyester fibers, films and bottles; and high-octane gasoline additives.

Private companies dominate the methanol sector in US. The major companies in the methanol sector in US in 2011 were LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Eastman Chemical Company, Linde AG and Praxair, Inc, amongst others.

The largest US methanol plants are concentrated on the Texas Gulf Coast between Houston and Beaumont, and are in close proximity to a large percentage of the major methanol derivative plants. Some of the methanol plants in this region are connected by pipeline to major derivative plants – both merchant customers and intra-company transfers. Otherwise, US merchant methanol production is either loaded by barge, railcar or truck for delivery to customers in the Houston area and throughout the United States. Methanol imports enter the United States at a number of regional ports, although almost 80% of the volume enters the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts. While Methanol is consumed all across North America, the bulk of the consumption is on the US Gulf Coast between Texas and Louisiana.

In this scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Methanol Industry in the United States. The report covers the following:

- An introduction to what is methanol, the various uses of methanol and the safety issues with methanol.

- An analysis of the methanol industry in the US through industry statistics, industry size, demand and production scenario of methanol in the US, the demand of methanol in US by sectors, methanol plants in the US by feedstock, and the installed capacity of methanol plants by production processes.

- An analysis of the major technologies used in the methanol industry in US.

- Cost analysis of methanol in the US.

- Import/export situation of methanol in United States including import/export statistics, a look at net export of methanol, and the import of methanol and the percentage of demand.

- A market share analysis.

- An analysis of the major market players through their methanol statistics, a company overview, an analysis of their businesses, their major products & services, and a SWOT analysis.

Summing up this research report on the Methanol Industry in the US we provide a glossary of terms and a research methodology. Taiyou Research’s analysis of the Methanol Industry in the US is a comprehensive profile of this industry.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Linde AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Praxair Inc
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary

2. What is Methanol?
2.1 Introduction to Methanol
2.2 Uses of Methanol
2.2.1 Methanol as Feedstock
2.2.2 Methanol as Vehicle Fuel
2.2.3 Other Uses
2.3 Emergence of a Methanol Economy
2.4 Safety Issues with Methanol

3. Methanol Industry in the US
3.1 Industry Statistics
3.2 Industry Size
3.3 Demand & Production of Methanol in US
3.4 Demand of Methanol by Sectors
3.5 Methanol Plants in US by Feedstock
3.6 Methanol Plants & Installed Capacity by Production Processes

4. Major Technologies Used in US Methanol Industry

5. Cost Analysis: Methanol in US

6. Import/Export of Methanol
6.1 Import/Export Overview
6.2 Net Export of Methanol
6.3 Import of Methanol & the Percentage of Methanol Demand

7. Market Share Analysis

8. Major Industry Players
8.1 Eastman Chemical Company
8.1.1 Company Overview
8.1.2 Business Analysis
8.1.3 Major Products & Services
8.1.4 Financial Analysis
8.1.5 Presence in the Methanol Industry
8.1.6 SWOT Analysis
8.2 Linde AG
8.2.1 Company Overview
8.2.2 Business Analysis
8.2.3 Major Products & Services
8.2.4 Financial Analysis
8.2.5 Presence in the Methanol Industry
8.2.6 SWOT Analysis
8.3 LyondellBasell Industries
8.3.1 Company Overview
8.3.2 Business Analysis
8.3.3 Major Products & Services
8.3.4 Financial Analysis
8.3.5 Presence in the Methanol Industry
8.3.6 SWOT Analysis
8.4 Praxair Inc
8.4.1 Company Overview
8.4.2 Business Analysis
8.4.3 Major Products & Services
8.4.4 Financial Analysis
8.4.5 Presence in the Methanol Industry
8.4.6 SWOT Analysis
8.5 Terra Industries Inc/CF Industries
8.5.1 Company Overview
8.5.2 Business Analysis
8.5.3 Major Products & Services
8.5.4 Financial Analysis
8.5.5 Presence in the Methanol Industry

9. Glossary

10. Research Methodology

Figures

Figure 1: Methanol Plant Capacity in the US (MMTPA) 2001-2016
Figure 2: Methanol Plants in US by State (%), 2011
Figure 3: Top Methanol Plants in US by Capacity (%), 2011
Figure 4: Demand Value of the US Methanol Industry (USD Billion), 2001-2016
Figure 5: Demand & Production of Methanol in US (MMTPA), 2001-2016
Figure 6: Demand for Methanol by Sectors (%), 2011
Figure 7: Methanol Plant Capacity by Primary Feedstock in US (%), 2011
Figure 8: Installed Methanol Plant Capacity by Production Process in US (%), 2011
Figure 9: Major Technology Used in US’ Methanol Plants (%), 2011
Figure 10: Methanol Price in US, 2001-2016
Figure 11: Import & Export of Methanol in US (MMTPA), 2001-2016
Figure 12: Net Exports of Methanol in US (MMTPA), 2001-2016
Figure 13: Methanol Imports as a Percentage of Demand in US (%), 2001-2016
Figure 14: Market Share in the US Methanol Industry (%), 2011
Figure 15: Share of Eastman Chemical in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Figure 16: Share of Linde AG in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Figure 17: Share of LyondellBasell Industries in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Figure 18: Share of Praxair in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Figure 19: Share of Terra Industries in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011

Tables

Table 1: Methanol Plant Capacity in the US (MMTPA) 2001-2016
Table 2: Capacity of Major Methanol Plants in US (MMTPA) 2001-2016
Table 3: Methanol Plants in US by State (%), 2011
Table 4: Statistics of Active Methanol Plants in US (MMTPA), 2011
Table 5: Methanol Plants in US by Feedstock, Methanol Process & Technology, 2011
Table 6: Top Methanol Plants in US by Capacity (%), 2011
Table 7: Statistics of the Leading Methanol Plants in US, 2011
Table 8: Demand Value of the US Methanol Industry (USD Billion), 2001-2016
Table 9: Demand & Production of Methanol in US (MMTPA), 2001-2016
Table 10: Demand for Methanol by Sectors (%), 2011
Table 11: Methanol Plant Capacity by Primary Feedstock in US (%), 2011
Table 12: Installed Capacity of Methanol Plants in US Using Natural Gas as Feedstock (MMTPA), 2011
Table 13: Installed Capacity of Methanol Plants in US Using Coal as Feedstock (MMTPA), 2011
Table 14: Installed Methanol Plant Capacity by Production Process in US (%), 2011
Table 15: Methanol Plants in US Using Low Pressure Methanol Synthesis Process & Installed Capacity (MMTPA), 2011
Table 16: Major Technology Used in US’ Methanol Plants (%), 2011
Table 17: Methanol Plants in US Using Linde Methanol Technology & Installed Capacity, 2011
Table 18: Methanol Plants in US Using Lurgi Methanol Technology & Installed Capacity, 2011
Table 19: Methanol Plants in US Using Haldor Topsoe Methanol Technology & Installed Capacity, 2011
Table 20: Methanol Plants in US Using Praxair Methanol Technology & Installed Capacity, 2011
Table 21: Methanol Price in US, 2001-2016
Table 22: Import & Export of Methanol in US (MMTPA), 2001-2016
Table 23: Net Exports of Methanol in US (MMTPA), 2001-2016
Table 24: Methanol Imports as a Percentage of Demand in US (%), 2001-2016
Table 25: Market Share in the US Methanol Industry (%), 2011
Table 26: Share of Eastman Chemical in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Table 27: Capacity of Methanol Plants of Eastman Chemical (MMTPA), 2000-2015
Table 28: Details of Methanol Plants of Eastman Chemical, 2011
Table 29: Share of Linde AG in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Table 30: Capacity of Methanol Plants of Linde AG (MMTPA), 2000-2015
Table 31: Details of Methanol Plants of Linde AG, 2011
Table 32: Share of LyondellBasell Industries in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Table 33: Capacity of Methanol Plants of LyondellBasell Industries (MMTPA), 2000-2015
Table 34: Details of Methanol Plants of LyondellBasell Industries, 2011
Table 35: Share of Praxair in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Table 36: Capacity of Methanol Plants of Praxair (MMTPA), 2000-2015
Table 37: Details of Methanol Plants of Praxair, 2011
Table 38: Share of Terra Industries in the US Methanol Market (%), 2011
Table 39: Capacity of Methanol Plants of Terra Industries (MMTPA), 20000-2015
Table 40: Details of Methanol Plants of Terra Industries, 2011
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- Eastman Chemical Company
- Linde AG
- LyondellBasell Industries
- Praxair Inc
- Terra Industries Inc/CF Industries
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