MMSA Methanol Notes™

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Issue No. Issue Date Issue Topic
17-07 25/04/17 China Coal Pricing and Cash Margins – Room for methanol pricing falls exists
16-07 18/04/17 US Methanol Apparent Demand – Growth relies on increased net imports
15-07 11/04/17 2017 MDA Forecasts Now Online – Balance Between MTO Affordability, Methanol Production Viability to Guide Markets
14-07 04/04/17 DME – Another Struggling Methanol Consumer
13-07 28/03/17 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
12-07 21/03/17 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 2Q 2017
11-07 14/03/17 MTO – Living on the Edge, Urging Methanol Price Relief
10-07 07/03/17 China Production by Province – Inland Integrated operations lead to 2016 record
09-07 28/02/17 MTBE Profitability – Rising Feedstock Costs Restrict Butane Based Production
08-17 21/02/17 Global Methanol Prices – 2017 Asian NTR Figures Available
07-17 14/02/17 Acetic Acid Price and Margin Outlook – Bleak Now, Not Forever
06-17 07/02/17 Chinese Methanol Inventories – Seeking affordable restock supply
05-17 31/01/17 US Biodiesel Demand – Record in 2016, Uncertainty in 2017
04-17 24/01/17 Chinese Thermal Coal Pricing – On the way down, supporting methanol production
03-17 17/01/17 Chinese Gasoline Blending Affordability – Crippled and Adding Weight to Methanol Price Ceiling
02-17 10/01/17 US Apparent Demand Update
01-17 03/01/17 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update – 1Q 2017
49-16 27/12/16 Top Ten 2016 Methanol Developments
48-16 20/12/16 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
47-16 13/12/16 MTO – Surging Methanol Prices Meet a Ceiling
46-16 06/12/16 2016 Methanol Technology and Policy Commercial Congress
45-16 29/11/16 Methanol Prices – Continued Increases, Testing Ceilings, Driven by Costs
44-16 22/11/16 Chinese Methanol Apparent Demand: Still setting records
43-16 15/11/16 MTBE Price Update – Low but Substantial Margins Persist
42-16 08/11/16 MMSA Hosts 11th Consecutive IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
41-16 25/10/16 US Biodiesel – Still on track for record year
40-16 18/10/16 MMSA Keynote at GSTC 2016: More Methanol Production Needed
39-16 11/10/16 US Apparent Demand – Growing as US Forced into Global Methanol Supplier Role
38-16 04/10/16 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Supply/Demand Update – 4Q 2016 – A Slowly Tightening Global Market Emerges
37-16 27/09/16 China Production by Province – Pace of growth slows along with laggards
36-16 20/09/16 MTO – Not Most Profitable, Yet Profitable
35-16 13/09/16 Chinese Gasoline Blending Affordability – Still Strong Despite Sideways Crude Pricing
34-16 06/09/16 Indian Methanol – Demand Promise, Supply Uncertainty
33-16 30/08/16 Chinese Thermal Coal Pricing – Rising, threatening production given current prices
32-16 23/08/16 Chinese Apparent Methanol Demand – Back on Track
31-16 16/08/16 Methanol Prices – Both floors and ceilings inching upwards, little room between
30-16 09/08/16 MTBE Price and Margin Update
29-16 02/08/16 Methanol Affordability – Ceiling Still Weighs Heavy
28-16 26/07/16 Methanol Trade to Asia: New patterns, New stresses
27-16 19/07/16 Biodiesel in US
26-16 12/07/16 US Apparent Demand Update – Still Growing Amid Ample Supply
25-16 05/07/16 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Supply/Demand Update – 3Q 2016
24-16 28/06/16 China Road, Auto, Gasoline, and Methanol/Gasoline Update
23-16 21/06/16 India – Driving Asia ex-China Methanol Demand Growth
22-16 14/06/16 MTO Affordability – Keeping methanol pricing in check
21-16 07/06/16 MMSA presents in NYC
20-16 31/05/16 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
19-16 24/05/16 China Apparent Demand Update – Strong Growth, Below Expectations
18-16 17/05/16 Methanol Prices – Off the Floor, Still Constrained
17-16 10/05/16 Methanol and the Environment – Lessons from Tacoma, WA, USA
16-16 03/05/16 Methanol Affordability – Collaring Methanol Price Rises
15-16 26/04/16 US Biodiesel Demand – A Running Start in 2016
14-16 19/04/16 Chinese Coal Prices – Accommodating Methanol Production
13-16 12/04/16 MMSA Methanol Notes – MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Supply/Demand Update – 2016 Study Version – For Client Use Only
12-16 05/04/16 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Price Update – 2Q 2016
11-16 29/03/16 Methanol Projects – Economic Headwinds Remain
10-16 15/03/16 US Apparent Demand Update – Improved, but Oversupply Remains
09-16 08/03/16 MTBE Price and Margin Update
08-16 01/03/16 Biodiesel Policy and Economics Update
07-16 23/02/16 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
06-16 16/02/16 China and Methanol Markets Globally
05-16 02/02/16 China Methanol Production by Province
04-16 26/01/16 Methanol Prices: Riding Flat Along a Fine Line
03-16 19/01/16 DME- Affordability Wanes after Brief Recovery
02-16 12/01/16 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update – 1Q 2016
01-16 05/01/16 Methanol Cash Costs and Price Floors
51-15 29/12/15 Top Ten 2015 Methanol Developments
50-15 22/12/15 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth – Update
49-15 15/12/15 US Methanol Apparent Demand Update – US Self Sufficiency Improves in No Growth Environment
48-15 08/12/15  2015 MMSA Methanol Policy and Technology Forum Summary
47-15 01/12/15 Methanol Affordability Update – Ceiling Remains Firm
46-15 24/11/15 US Methanol Projects – Many Announced, Few Soon
45-15 17/11/15 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
44-15 10/11/15 MMSA Hosts 10th Consecutive IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
43-15 27/10/15 2015 MMSA Methanol Policy and Technology Congress (MPTC), December 1-3, Frankfurt, Germany
42-15 20/10/15 2015 IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference – Two Weeks Away
41-15 13/10/15 China Methanol Production by Province
40-15 06/10/15 Global Methanol Prices – 4Q2015 Updated Forecast
39-15 29/09/15 MMSA 2015 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
38-15 22/09/15 Impact of Affordability on MTO Operations
37-15 15/09/15 US Methanol Apparent Demand Update
36-15 08/09/15 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs to China by Region
35-15 01/09/15 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth – Update
34-15 25/08/15 The China Meltdown and Methanol Markets
33-15 18/08/15 Methanol Prices: Pressure on CFR China Mounts
32-15 11/08/15 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
31-15 04/08/15 Methanol Prices and Chinese Inventory
30-15 28/07/15 Methanol Price Ceiling Lowers
29-15 21/07/15 MMSA 2015 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
28-15 14/07/15 Methanol as Marine Fuel – Economic Comparison
27-15 07/07/15 Methanol in Russia – Conference Notes
26-15 30/06/15 Global Methanol Prices – 3Q2015 Update to Outlook
25-15 23/06/15 MTO Affordability – China
24-15 16/06/15 MMSA Presentation at IMPCA mini conference in Prague
23-15 09/06/15 MMSA presents in London and NYC
22-15 02/06/15 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth – Update
21-15 26/05/15 US Methanol Apparent Demand
20-15 19/05/15 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
19-15 12/05/15 Methanol Affordability – North America
18-15 05/05/15 Successful Commercial-Scale Trial of Methanol as a Marine Fuel
17-15 28/04/15 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
16-15 21/04/15 Methanol Price Nears Ceiling
15-15 14/04/15 MMSA 2015 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
14-15 08/04/15 MDA 2Q2015 Global Methanol Price Forecast Update
13-15 31/03/15 Chinese Methanol Conference Notes
12-15 24/03/15 Global Methanol Prices – Update on Outlook
11-15 17/03/15 MTO Affordability Update
10-15 10/03/15 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs to China by Region
09-15 03/03/15 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth – Update with Final 2014 Figures
08-15 24/02/15 Biodiesel Policy and Economics Update
07-15 17/02/15 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
06-15 10/02/15 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
05-15 03/02/15 China Methanol Production by Province
04-15 27/01/15 MTO Project Update
03-15 20/01/15 MDA 1Q2015 Supply and Demand Update
02-15 13/01/15 Methanol Cash Costs and Price Floors
01-15 06/01/15 Impact of Crude Oil on Methanol Pricing: Squeezed Between MTO and Coal
52-14 30/12/14 Top Ten 2014 Methanol Developments
51-14 23/12/14 Global Methanol Prices – Contract and Spot
50-14 16/12/14 MTO Economic Update
49-14 09/12/14 2014 MMSA Methanol Policy and Technology Forum
48-14 02/12/14 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
47-14 25/11/14 Thermal Coal, Methanol Prices and Margins
46-14 18/11/14 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
45-14 11/11/14 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
44-14 04/11/14 MMSA Hosts 9th Consecutive IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
43-14 28/10/14 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
42-14 21/10/14 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline
41-14 14/10/14 MDA 4Q2014 Price Update
40-14 07/10/14 MMSA 2014 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
39-14 30/09/14 Methanol Affordability Update
38-14 23/09/14 Global Methanol Prices – Contract and Spot
37-14 16/09/14 MTO Economics Update
36-14 09/09/14 US Methanol Apparent Demand
35-14 02/09/14 Biodiesel Production Economic Update & Outlook
34-14 26/08/14 MTBE Price and Margin Update
33-14 19/08/14 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
32-14 12/08/14 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
31-14 05/08/14 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
30-14 29/07/14 Thermal Coal and Methanol Prices
29-14 22/07/14 MDA 3Q2014 Price Update
28-14 15/07/14 MMSA 2014 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
27-14 08/07/14 MTO Project Update
26-14 01/07/14 China Methanol Production by Province
25-14 24/06/14 EU Formaldehyde Demand – Positive Trends
24-14 17/06/14 Methanol Affordability Update incl MTO
23-14 10/06/14 MMSA IMPCA Presentation and 3Q 2014 Euro Contract
22-14 03/06/14 MTO Economics Update
21-14 27/05/14 Global Methanol Contract Pricing: Update and Outlook
20-14 20/05/14 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
19-14 14/05/14 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
18-14 06/05/14 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
17-14 29/04/14 MMSA 2014 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
16-14 22/04/14 MTO Project Update
15-14 15/04/14 Thermal Coal and Methanol Prices
14-14 08/04/14 MMSA 2014 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis – Price Forecast Update Available
13-14 01/04/14 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs to China and USGC Production
12-14 25/03/14 Northeast Asia ex-China Methanol Demand Update
11-14 18/03/14 China Methanol Production by Province
10-14 12/03/14 Methanol Affordability Update
09-14 04/03/14 Biodiesel Production Economic Update & Outlook
08-14 25/02/14 Global Methanol Contract Pricing 2013-2014
07-14 18/02/14 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
06-14 11/02/14 MTO Economic Update
05-14 04/02/14 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
04-14 28/01/14 Methanol in Europe – Issues and Influences
03-14 21/01/14 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
02-14 14/01/14 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 1Q2014
01-14 07/01/14 China Road, Auto, Gasoline, and Methanol/Gasoline Progress
50-13 31/12/13 Top Ten 2013 Methanol Developments
49-13 17/12/13 Acetic Acid Consumption
48-13 10/12/13 US Methanol Production Economic Strength
47-13 03/12/13 Global Methanol Contract Pricing 2013-2014
46813 26/11/13 Methanol and the Iran Accord
45-13 19/11/13 Asian Methanol Contract Pricing
44-13 12/11/13 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
43-13 05/11/13 Synopsis of Successful 16th IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
42-13 22/10/13 MMSA Hosts 8th Consecutive IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
41-13 15/10/13 MTO Economic Update
40-13 08/10/13 Thermal Coal and Methanol Prices
39-13 01/10/13 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 4Q2013
38-13 24/09/13 US Methanol Apparent Demand
37-13 17/09/13 Methanol and DME Cash Margins
36-13 10/09/13 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
35-13 03/09/13 Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Methanol Demand Update
34-13 27/08/13 Southeast Asia Biodiesel Economic
33-13 20/08/13 Asian Methanol Contract Pricing
32-13 13/08/13 Methanol Affordability Update
31-13 06/08/13 China Effective Operating Rate Analysis
30-13 30/07/13 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
29-13 23/07/13 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
28-13 16/07/13 MTBE Price and Margin Update
27-13 09/07/13 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 3Q2013
26-13 02/07/13 Global 1, 4 BDO Supply and Demand
25-13 25/06/13 Global Methanol Capacity Additions – 2013 MDA
24-13 18/06/13 Methanol and DME Pricing
23-13 11/06/13 Methanol Trade Outlook
22-13 04/06/13 Methanol Affordability Update
21-13 28/05/13 Methanol – Gasoline Specifications in China
20-13 21/05/13 Global Methylamines Supply & Demand Snapshot
19-13 14/05/13 Effective versus Nameplate Operating Rates
18-13 07/05/13 Methanol Value Creation
17-13 02/05/13 Global Acetic Acid Update
16-13 23/04/13 Global Formaldehyde Outlook Update
15-13 16/04/13 MMSA 2013 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
14-13 09/04/13 MTO Project Forecast
13-13 02/04/13 China Methanol Apparent Demand
12-13 26/03/13 China Methanol Production by Province
11-13 19/03/13 US Shale Gas and Its Effect on Methanol
10-13 05/03/13 Chinese Domestic versus US and European Spot Methanol Prices
09-13 26/02/13 China Acetic Acid Apparent Demand and Market Outlook
08-13 19/02/13 Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Methanol Demand Update
07-13 12/02/13 Methanol and Gasoline Blending in China – 2013 Outlook
06-13 05/02/13 MMSA China Monthly Methanol Analysis – January 2013 Executive Summary
05-13 29/01/13 Methanol Affordability Update
04-13 22/01/13 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
03-13 15/01/13 Methanol Demand Growth by Major Global Region
02-13 08/01/13 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth Update – Return to “Normal”
01-13 03/01/13 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 1Q2013
50-12 31/12/12 Top Ten 2012 Methanol Developments
49-12 18/12/12 Methanol to Olefins (MTO) Economics Update
48-12 11/12/12 China Gasoline Consumption Tax and Methanol
47-12 04/12/12 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
46-12 27/11/12 China Methanol Production by Province
45-12 20/11/12 Methanol and Cancer
44-12 30/10/12 China Methanol Storage
43-12 23/10/12 China Monthly Methanol Analysis – October 2012 Executive Summary
42-12 16/10/12 MTBE Price and Margins
41-12 09/10/12 Methanol Use in Energy Applications – China versus the Rest of the World
40-12 02/10/12 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 4Q2012
39-12 25/09/12 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
38-12 18/09/12 Methanol to Olefins (MTO) Economics Update
37-12 11/09/12 Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Demand Update
36-12 04/09/12 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth Deceleration
35-12 28/08/12 China Coal vs Crude – Impact on Methanol
34-12 21/08/12 Methanol Affordability Update
33-12 14/08/12 Methanol and DME Cash Margins
32-12 07/08/12 China Methanol Production by Province
31-12 31/07/12 Global Acetic Acid Update
30-12 24/07/12 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs to China
29-12 17/07/12 MTBE Price and Margins
28-12 10/07/12 Methanol Use in Energy Applications – China versus the Rest of the World
27-12 03/07/12 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 3Q2012
26-12 26/02/12 Methanol v LNG – Hydrocarbon Monetization
25-12 19/06/12 Methanol and Gasoline Blending in China
24-12 12/06/12 Methanol to Olef