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17/09/2013Methanol and DME Cash Margins
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03/09/2013Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Methanol Demand Update
27/08/2013Southeast Asia Biodiesel Economic
20/08/2013Asian Methanol Contract Pricing
13/08/2013Methanol Affordability Update 
06/08/2013China Effective Operating Rate Analysis
30/07/2013China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
23/07/2013Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
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09/07/2013Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update - 3Q2013
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21/05/2013 Global Methylamines Supply & Demand Snapshot 
14/05/2013Effective versus Nameplate Operating Rates
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02/05/2013Global Acetic Acid Update
23/04/2013 Global Formaldehyde Outlook Update
16/04/2013MMSA 2013 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
09/04/2013MTO Project Forecast
02/04/2013China Methanol Apparent Demand
26/03/2013 China Methanol Production by Province 
19/03/2013US Shale Gas and Its Effect on Methanol
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05/02/2013MMSA China Monthly Methanol Analysis - January 2013 Executive Summary
29/01/2013Methanol Affordability Update
22/01/2013Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
15/01/2013Methanol Demand Growth by Major Global Region
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03/01/2013Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 1Q2013
31/12/2012Top Ten 2012 Methanol Developments
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20/11/2012Methanol and Cancer
30/10/2012China Methanol Storage
23/10/2012China Monthly Methanol Analysis - October 2012 Executive Summary
16/10/2012MTBE Price and Margins 
09/10/2012 Methanol Use in Energy Applications – China versus the Rest of the World - Update 
02/10/2012Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 4Q2012
25/09/2012 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability 
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Methanol to Olefins (MTO) Economics Update 

11/09/2012Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Demand Update
04/09/2012China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth Deceleration
28/08/2012 China Coal vs Crude - Impact on Methanol
21/08/2012Methanol Affordability Update
14/08/2012 Methanol and DME Cash Margins 
07/08/2012China Methanol Production by Province
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17/07/2012 MTBE Price and Margins
10/07/2012Methanol Use in Energy Applications – China versus the Rest of the World 
03/07/2012 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 3Q2012
26/06/2012Methanol v LNG - Hydrocarbon Monetization 
19/06/2012Methanol and Gasoline Blending in China
12/06/2012Methanol to Olefins (MTO) Economics Update 
05/06/2012China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
29/05/2012Methanol and DME Cash Margins
23/05/2012Methanol and Gasoline - CAAEFA In Taiyuan, China
15/05/2012Methanol Affordability and Pricing
08/05/2012Energy and Methanol: Chinese Inputs, Global Outcome
02/05/20122012 MDA - Global MMA Update
25/04/2012 Global Acetic Acid Update 
17/04/20122012 MDA - Global Formaldehyde
10/04/2012 North American Visit
03/04/20122Q2012 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
27/03/2012Asia ex China Update - Part 2, Japan and South Korea 
20/03/2012Asia ex China Update – Part 1, Thailand and Taiwan
13/03/2012China Acetic Acid Apparent Demand and Market Outlook
06/03/2012Methanol to Olefins Economics: An Updated Review
28/02/2012 Methanol, DME, and LPG Pricing Trends 
21/02/2012 US Methanol Apparent Demand 
14/02/2012 Methanol and Gasoline Blending in China – 2012 Outlook 
07/02/2012 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability 
31/01/2012 MTBE Profitability and Demand Growth 
26/01/2012Global Methanol Market - Demand Growth and Outlook
17/01/2012Effective Global Methanol Operating Rates
10/01/2012Methanol Affordability and Pricing Direction
04/01/20121Q2012 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
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20/12/2011South Korea MeOH Demand Update and Geopolitical Dynamics
13/12/2011China Methanol Apparent Demand and Iranian Imports
06/12/2011 Acetic Acid Market Outlook - Prices & Margins 
29/11/2011Thailand and Indonesia Methanol Demand Update
22/11/2011Japan and Taiwan Methanol Demand Update 
15/11/2011Effective MeOH Plant Operating Rates in China
08/11/2011 Highlights of the 14th IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference 2011 
25/10/2011Updated Methanol to Olefins Economics 
18/10/2011 Updated MeOH Affordability in DME 
11/10/2011Coal Price Movements & Its Influence on MeOH 
04/10/20114Q 2011 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update 
27/09/2011Updated Singapore MeOH and Derivatives Trade Patterns
20/09/20119th Methanol Forum Overview
13/09/2011China Roads and Methanol
06/09/2011Europe and Russia Methanol Market Outlook 2011
31/08/2011Updated US Methanol Apparent Demand
23/08/2011China Wood Based Panels Update
16/08/2011Methanol and Ethanol as Alternative Fuels in China 
10/08/2011China Methanol Apparent Demand - A Look Forward
02/08/2011China Acetic Acid Apparent Demand
26/07/2011South Korea and Thailand Apparent Demand Update
19/07/2011Southeast Asia Biodiesel - Economic and Demand Dynamics 
12/07/2011 Methanol To Olefins Economics - An Updated Review 
05/07/20113Q2011 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update 
28/06/2011 Singapore MeOH & Derivatives Trade Patterns 
21/06/2011Methanol Apparent Demand Update - Japan and Taiwan 
14/06/2011 Methanol Affordability and Pricing Direction
07/06/2011Coal versus Energy Prices: Impact on Methanol
31/05/2011 Methanol Apparent Demand & Trade in China
24/05/2011Southeast Asia Biodiesel Economic Update
16/05/2011 MeOH Affordability in DME – Update 
10/05/2011Recent Developments in Methanol Blends with Gasoline 
03/05/20112011 MDA - Global Acetic Acid
26/04/2011Higher Cost Methanol and Impact on Natural Gas Affordability 
19/04/2011 2011 MDA - Global Formaldehyde
12/04/2011 2Q2011 Methanol Price Outlook
05/04/2011 2Q2011 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update 
29/03/2011 Japan Economic Growth and Methanol 
22/03/2011 Impact of Japan Earthquake on Methanol 
15/03/2011 Coal Price Movements & Its Influence on MeOH
08/03/2011 Methanol Trade Flow in Asia 
01/03/2011 US Methanol Apparent Demand 
22/02/2011 Civil Unrest and Methanol 
15/02/2011 Coal versus Energy Prices: Impact on Methanol 
08/02/2011 China LPG Apparent Demand: Influence on DME 
01/02/2011 Asia ex-China Methanol Market - Recent Developments and Outlook 

25/01/2011 

Updated China MeOH Apparent Demand and Trade 

18/01/2011 

Singapore MeOH & Derivatives Trade Patterns 

11/01/2011 MTO Economic Update 
04/01/2011 1Q2011 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update 

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Recent/Upcoming MMSA Presentations

"Methanol - Overbuilt, but Not Over" - The International Methanol Techonology Operators Forum (IMTOF), June 2009, Amsterdam

Global and Chinese Methanol Market - "Opportunities Multiply as They are Seized - Sun Tzu" - 2009 China Methanol And Derivatives Forum June 2009, Hohhot, China

 "Impact of China, Asia on Global Methanol Markets (and Vice-Versa)" - 3rd Annual China Coal Chemical Summit September 2008, Beijing, China 

"Relationship between International and Chinese Methanol" - 2008 China Methanol and Derivatives Forum, April 2008, Xi'an, China

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