Global supplies of methanol could be very tight by the middle of the 1990s because of pending reformulated gasoline specifications. Those specifications will require a minimum oxygen content in gasoline blends to reduce emissions of carbon monoxide. Most of the oxygen requirement will be met by blending methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) into gasoline. Methanol is one of the two feedstocks needed to make MTBE. A study, conducted by Crocco & Associates Inc., Houston, indicates methanol demand will increase 23% from 1989 to 1993, while production capacity will grow only 12% during the same period.

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    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Publication Date: 1990-9-17

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 82
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 38
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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  • Accession Number: 00497359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM