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Issue No. Issue Date Topic
32-20 30/06/20

US Biodiesel - Steady as She Goes

31-20 25/06/20 MMSA July Price Posting
30-20 23/06/20

Methanol Fuel Cells – Methanol Reformers Meet Electric Vehicles

29-20 16/06/20

MTBE Profitability - Recovering Slowly After a COVID-19 Wipeout

28-20 09/06/20

Methanol Affordability in China – Turning a Corner with Big Climb Necessary

27-20 02/06/20

China Methanol Delivered Cash Costs - Slowed Demand Lowers Marginal Supply Economics

26-20 27/05/20 MMSA June Price Posting
25-20 26/05/20

Renewable Methanol – Methanol Emerging as a Future Low-Carbon Solution

24-20 19/05/20

US Methanol Apparent Demand – COVID-19 Impacts on Demand and Trade in 1H 2020 Significant

23-20 12/05/20

US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – Ratios Low, Panel Demand Worrisome

22-20 05/05/20

Russian Apparent Methanol Demand – Solid Start to 2020 is Threatened as Prices Fall

21-20 28/04/20

MTO Affordability – Marginal MTO Economics Swiftly Cap Methanol Pricing

20-20 22/04/20 MMSA May Price Posting
19-20 21/04/20

Negative Crude Benchmarks – Methanol Cost Floors Rise in USGC, Fall in China

18-20 14/04/20

China Methanol Apparent Demand – Slowed, yet Substantial as Recovery Thoughts are Framed

17-20 07/04/20

2Q 2020 MDA Supply and Demand Forecast Updates Uploaded – Global Methanol Demand Growth Leveled Temporarily by COVID-19 in 2020

16-20 31/03/20

2Q 2020 MMSA Methanol Price Forecast Updates Now Online – Prices and Margins, Crushed By COVID-19, to Recover

15-20 26/03/20 MMSA April Price Posting
14-20 24/03/20

US Methanol Demand Into Biodiesel – Fast Start Before COVID-19 Impacts

13-20 17/03/20

MMSA Updates Methanol Price Outlook – Margins to Shrink globally Before Traditional Recovery

12-20 10/03/20

Methanol in the Storm, Looking for Clearer Skies

11-20 03/03/20

China Methanol Delivered Cash Costs – Demand Loss Pushes Prices to Rising Floor

10-20 28/02/20 MMSA March Price Posting
09-20 25/02/20

Methanol Affordability in Chinese Gasoline Blending – Positive, yet Blending Limited

08-20 18/02/20

US Methanol Apparent Demand – 2019 Growth Confirmed, US Eyes COVID-19 Impacts in 2020

07-20 11/02/20

Methanol Affordability in China – Coronavirus Impacts on Methanol Demand and Reduced Affordability

06-20 04/02/20

US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – Methanol Ratios Low with Lumber Markets Uncertain

05-20 29/01/20 MMSA February 2020 Price Announcement
04-20 28/01/20

MTO Affordability – Methanol Price Rise Yields Reversion to MTO Economic Constraints

03-20 21/01/20

1Q 2020 MDA Supply and Demand Forecast Updates Now Online – Methanol Balances Tighten as Supply Issues Follow Demand Growth Rise

02-20 14/01/20

Iran Methanol Supply Outages – Potentially Catastrophic Blow to China Methanol Supply

01-20 07/01/20

China Methanol Apparent Demand – Double GDP Growth Returns with MTO Affordability

54-19 31/12/19

1Q 2020 MMSA Methanol Price Forecast Updates Now Online – Prices, Margins Poised for Rise from Floor as MTO Affordability Beckons

53-19 27/12/19 MMSA January 2020 China Non-Discounted Reference Price
52-19 24/12/19

Top Ten 2019 Methanol Developments

51-19 17/12/19

US Methanol Apparent Demand – 2019 Growth Modestly Positive, Net Import Position Retained

50-19 10/12/19

US methanol demand into biodiesel – shrinking as 2 years without tax credit support, rise of non-ester biodiesel impact

49-19 3/12/19

MMSA Hosts 6th Consecutive Methanol Technology and Policy Commercial Congress in Frankfurt

48-19 27/11/19 MMSA December 2019 China Non-Discounted Reference Price
47-19 12/11/19 MMSA’s 2019 IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference – Hopes and Fears in the Time of Olefins
46-19 5/11/19 Methanol Prices, Margins Reach Equilibrium, Driving Return of China Methanol Demand
45-19 29/10/19 Asian Commodity Exchanges – Poised for Growth as China Uses Methanol Over Refined Products
44-19 25/10/19 MMSA November 2019 China Non-Discounted Reference Price
43-19 22/10/19 Methanol Affordability in China – Despite Demand Gains, Prices Contained
42-19 15/10/19 MTO Affordability – From Handwringing to Hope
41-19 2/10/19 4Q 2019 MMSA Price Forecast Updates Now Online – Prices, at Marginal Supply Cost, to Recover With Affordability
40-19 1/10/19 4Q 2019 MDA Supply and Demand Forecast Updates Now Online – MTO Demand Growth Returns After Capacity Additions
39-19 26/9/19 MMSA October 2019 China Non-Discounted Reference Price
38-19 24/9/19 China Methanol Apparent Demand – Improved Growth, Record High Imports and Inventories
37-19 17/9/19 US Methanol Apparent Demand – Slowed 2019 Growth As Supplies Increase
36-19 10/9/19 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs – Pricing Plumbs Market Depths
35-19 3/9/19 US Methanol Prices vs Lumber –Methanol a Historic Bargain Despite Uncertainty
34-19 27/8/19 US Biodiesel Demand – Growth Challenged by Policy
33-19 20/8/19 MTBE – Margins Turbulent, but Hold Ground
32-19 13/8/19 Methanol Affordability in Chinese Gasoline Blending – Untapped Potential Demand
31-19 6/8/19 Trade War Escalation to add further pressure to Global Markets
30-19 30/7/19 China Coal and MeOH Pricing – Cash Margins Below Zero for Some Laggards
29-19 23/7/19 Methanol Affordability Offers Little Refuge for Sellers
28-19 16/7/19 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 3Q 2019 – Price Recovery Delayed by Improved Supply, Fickle Demand
27-19 9/7/19 MTO Affordability – From Hope to Handwringing
26-19 2/7/19 A challenging year so far for Acetic Acid producers but signs of recent improvement
25-19 25/6/19 China Methanol Apparent Demand – Improves during Q2
24-19 18/6/19 China’s Import Tariff on US Methanol not expected to have a material impact on trade
23-19 11/6/19 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs – Marginal demand disappoints, enabling lower prices
22-19 4/6/19 US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – Above Normal, Despite Recent Corrections
21-19 28/5/19 US Biodiesel Demand – Slow but Steady Growth
20-19 21/5/19 Methanol Affordability in Chinese Gasoline Blending – Poised for Demand Growth Amid Uncertainty
19-19 14/5/19 Formaldehyde – Continued Source of Methanol Demand Growth
18-19 7/5/19 MTBE – Margins and Prices Recover
17-19 30/4/19 North American Methanol Projects – The Many and Few
16-19 23/4/19 China Coal and MeOH Pricing – Cash Margins for Methanol Remain Limited
15-19 16/4/19 Affordability Remains Heavy Ceiling for Methanol Prices
14-19 9/4/19 MTO – Retained Competitiveness Helps Lift Operating Rates
13-19 2/4/19 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 2Q 2019 – Price Recovery Occurring as Expected
12-19 26/3/19 EU Contract Price Determination – MMSA Survey Consistently Frames Settlement with Broad Market Participation
11-19 19/3/19 Acetic Acid Prices and Margins: Margins Sink on Asian Imbalance, Expected to Recover
10-19 12/3/19 China Methanol Apparent Demand – Hope for 2019 Pinned to MTO Affordability
9-19 5/3/19 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs – Still Near the Intersection of Marginal Supply and Demand
8-19 26/2/19 US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – Back to Normal, Supporting Construction
7-19 19/2/19 US Biodiesel Demand – Low Growth, With US Production Replacing Imports
6-19 12/2/19 Methanol Affordability in Chinese Gasoline Blending – Present Despite Slowed Demand
5-19 5/2/19 MTBE – Margins, Prices, Sink with Energy Complex, Ample Supplies
4-19 22/1/19 China Coal and MeOH Pricing – Cash Margins for Methanol Production Plummet
3-19 15/1/19 Affordability Falls, and Methanol Prices Follow
2-19 8/1/19 MTO – On Better Competitive Footing, Lifting Hopes for Demand
1-19 1/1/19 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 1Q 2019 – Price Correction Stays Within Bounds, Recovery Expected
48-18 25/12/18 Top Ten 2018 Methanol Developments
47-18 18/12/18 Acetic Acid Prices and Margins: Prices Drop Along With Costs
46-18 11/12/18 China Methanol Demand Underperforms Two Years Consecutively
45-18 4/12/18 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs – Near the Intersection of Marginal Supply and Demand
44-18 27/11/18 US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – Returning to Prior Highs
43-18 20/11/18 US Biodiesel Demand Growth – Flat yet Supplied More Domestically
42-18 30/10/18 Methanol Supply – Essential for Continued Rates of Demand Growth
41-18 23/10/18 China Coal Pricing and MeOH Cash Margins – High and Supportive of Better Production
40-18 16/10/18 Chinese Gasoline Blending – Affordability Returns as Crude Rises
39-18 9/10/18 DME – Cash Margins Remain Dismal, Crimping Demand Ahead of Winter
38-18 2/10/18 MTBE – Margins Improve Ahead of E10 Implementation
37-18 25/9/18 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 4Q 2018 – MTO Restarts Support Global Pricing Near Term as More Arrives
36-18 18/9/18 Acetic Acid Prices and Margins: Margins Relax as Supply Returns
35-18 11/9/18 China Methanol Apparent Demand – Rising Tentatively on Affordability Constraints
34-18 4/9/18 Methanol Affordability – Comparing China and North America Helps Explain Pricing Behavior
33-18 28/8/18 US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – Still Supporting US Construction Markets
24-18 26/8/18 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 3Q 2018 – New USGC Production Arrives as MTO Slated to Restart
32-18 21/8/18 USGC Methanol Projects – High Margins, Tough Financing
31-18 14/8/18 MTO in China – Profitability on the Margin, Limiting Methanol Price Rises
30-18 7/8/18 US Biodiesel Demand Growth – After Early Promise, Underwhelming 2018 Results
29-18 31/7/18 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs – China MTO v China Production and Imports
28-18 24/7/18 US Methanol Apparent Demand Update – Demand, Exports Growing as New Operations Get Underway
27-18 17/7/18 China Coal Pricing and Cash Margins – High Methanol Cash Margins With Room to Fall Further
26-18 10/7/18 Chinese Gasoline Blending Affordability – Methanol Prices Hit Ceiling 3rd Time in Two Years
25-18 3/7/18 MTBE – Margins drop as costs up in soft market
23-18 19/6/18 Acetic Acid Prices and Margins: Margins, at 11-Year Highs, to Continue
22-18 12/6/18 China Methanol Apparent Demand – Rising Below Expectations
21-18 5/6/18 Methanol Affordability in China – Strong Ceiling Slightly Raised
20-18 29/5/18 DME – Cash Margins, Affordability Plummet
19-18 22/5/18 US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – Supporting US Construction Markets
18-18 15/5/18 US Methanol Apparent Demand Update – 2018 Demand Grows as Expected Ahead of 2H Supply Burst
17-18 8/5/18 MTO in China – Methanol Pricing Remains Driven by Zero Cash Economics of MTO Operations
16-18 1/5/18 US Biodiesel Production – Improving Conditions and Demand
15-18 24/4/18 2018 MDA Forecasts Now Online – Prices and Margins Strong Even After Production Returns
14-18 17/4/18 China Coal Pricing and Cash Margins – Lowered Coal Supports Lowered Methanol Pricing and Strong Methanol Operations
13-18 10/4/18 Chinese Gasoline Blending Affordability – A Consistent Methanol Price Ceiling
12-18 3/4/18 MTBE – Rising China supply, E10 announcement frames market
11-18 27/3/18 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs – Marginal costs to supply setting prices
10-18 20/3/18 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 2Q 2018 – timing for maintenance, then new production capacity to impact price direction in narrow limits
9-18 13/3/18 China Methanol Apparent Demand – Poised for Return to Growth as MTO Affordability Improves
8-18 6/3/18 Methanol Affordability in China – Despite Traditional Derivative Gains, Olefins and Gasoline Pin Down Methanol Prices
7-18 20/2/18 US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – In Line with US Housing Sector
6-18 13/2/18 US Methanol Apparent Demand Update – 2017 Disappoints, 2018 Promises
5-18 6/2/18 US Biodiesel Use – After 2017 Disappoints, 2018 Uncertain
4-18 23/1/18 Methanol Delivered Cost Curves – Prices Well Above Marginal Supply Cost
3-18 16/1/18 USGC Methanol Projects – Delays, yet Renewed Hope
2-18 9/1/18 Chinese Gasoline Blending Affordability – Crashing through a Major Methanol Price Ceiling
1-18 2/1/18 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update – 1Q 2018
50-17 26/12/17 Top Ten 2017 Methanol Developments
49-17 19/12/17 MTBE Profitability – Prices and Margins Ahead of E10
48-17 12/12/17 MMSA Hosts 4th Consecutive Methanol Technology and Policy Commercial Congress in Frankfurt
47-17 28/11/17 Methanol Affordability in China – Testing the Ceiling Again
46-17 21/11/17 Chinese Methanol Apparent Demand – Growth Slowed, Temporarily
45-17 14/11/17 2017 IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference – Record Participation in the Time of Olefins
44-17 31/10/17 MMSA Hosts 12th Consecutive IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
43-17 24/10/17 US Methanol Apparent Demand Update – 2017 Growth Slows, For Now
42-17 17/10/17 Hurricane Harvey and US Methanol and Derivatives – Worst is Past
41-17 10/10/17 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs – Setting Methanol Price Floors
40-17 3/10/17 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Supply/Demand Update 4Q 2017 – Demand Growing in Advance of New Capacity
39-17 26/9/17 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 4Q 2017 – Affordability Ceiling Near, Limiting Price Increases
38-17 19/9/17 MTBE Profitability – Prices, Margins Remain Strong
37-17 12/9/17 MTO – Enabling Methanol Price Increases, for Now
36-17 5/9/17 Hurricane Harvey and US Methanol and Derivatives – Resilience on Display
35-17 29/8/17 Acetic Acid Prices and Margins: Better Yet Room to Grow
34-17 22/8/17 Methanol and the Solar Eclipse – Towards “Liquid Sunshine”
33-17 15/8/17 Methanol Affordability – Improved yet Restrictive
32-17 8/8/17 US Biodiesel Use – Healthy Growth Continues in 2017
31-17 1/8/17 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
30-17 25/7/17 US Methanol Apparent Demand Update – Level Production, Higher Net Imports Continue
29-17 18/7/17 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Supply/Demand Update 3Q 2017 – on Track for Growth after Delay
28-17 11/7/17 Chinese Methanol Apparent Demand – Update
27-17 4/7/17 DME Update – Hope and Despair
26-17 27/6/17 Chinese Methanol Production – Room for Improvement as Markets Steady
25-17 20/6/17 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 3Q 2017 – Asia Near the Floor, Steadying Markets
24-17 13/6/17 MTO – Improved, Suboptimal Affordability
23-17 6/6/17 MMSA Presents in NYC – Methanol Prices Bound Between Compressed Limits
22-17 30/5/17 MTBE Profitability – Reduced Feedstock Costs Bolster Margins
21-17 23/5/17 Chinese Methanol Inventories – Seeking affordable restock supply, Part II
20-17 16/5/17 Acetic Acid Price and Margin Outlook – Patience Required
19-17 9/5/17 China Gasoline and Methanol – Return to Affordability
18-17 2/5/17 US Biodiesel Consumption – Demand Sustained Despite New EPA Leadership Concerns
17-17 25/4/17 China Coal Pricing and Cash Margins – Room for methanol pricing falls exists
16-17 18/4/17 US Methanol Apparent Demand – Growth relies on increased net imports
15-17 11/4/17 2017 MDA Forecasts Now Online – Balance Between MTO Affordability, Methanol Production Viability to Guide Markets
14-17 4/4/17 DME – Another Struggling Methanol Consumer
13-17 28/3/17 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
12-17 21/3/17 MMSA Price Forecast Update – 2Q 2017
11-17 14/3/17 MTO – Living on the Edge, Urging Methanol Price Relief
10-17 7/3/17 China Production by Province – Inland Integrated operations lead to 2016 record
9-17 28/2/17 MTBE Profitability – Rising Feedstock Costs Restrict Butane Based Production
8-17 21/2/17 Global Methanol Prices – 2017 Asian NTR Figures Available
7-17 14/2/17 Acetic Acid Price and Margin Outlook – Bleak Now, Not Forever
6-17 7/2/17 Chinese Methanol Inventories – Seeking affordable restock supply
5-17 31/1/17 US Biodiesel Demand – Record in 2016, Uncertainty in 2017
4-17 24/1/17 Chinese Thermal Coal Pricing – On the way down, supporting methanol production
3-17 17/1/17 Chinese Gasoline Blending Affordability – Crippled and Adding Weight to Methanol Price Ceiling
2-17 10/1/17 US Apparent Demand Update
1-17 3/1/17 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 6/12/16 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 8/11/16 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 4/10/16 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Supply/Demand Update – 4Q 2016 – A Slowly Tightening Global Market Emerges
37-16 27/9/16 China Production by Province – Pace of growth slows along with laggards
36-16 20/9/16 MTO – Not Most Profitable, Yet Profitable
35-16 13/9/16 Chinese Gasoline Blending Affordability – Still Strong Despite Sideways Crude Pricing
34-16 6/9/16 Indian Methanol – Demand Promise, Supply Uncertainty
33-16 30/8/16 Chinese Thermal Coal Pricing – Rising, threatening production given current prices
32-16 23/8/16 Chinese Apparent Methanol Demand – Back on Track
31-16 16/8/16 Methanol Prices – Both floors and ceilings inching upwards, little room between
30-16 9/8/16 MTBE Price and Margin Update
29-16 2/8/16 Methanol Affordability – Ceiling Still Weighs Heavy
28-16 26/7/16 Methanol Trade to Asia: New patterns, New stresses
27-16 19/7/16 Biodiesel in US
26-16 12/7/16 US Apparent Demand Update – Still Growing Amid Ample Supply
25-16 5/7/16 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Supply/Demand Update – 3Q 2016
24-16 28/6/16 China Road, Auto, Gasoline, and Methanol/Gasoline Update
23-16 21/6/16 India – Driving Asia ex-China Methanol Demand Growth
22-16 14/6/16 MTO Affordability – Keeping methanol pricing in check
21-16 7/6/16 MMSA presents in NYC
20-16 31/5/16 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
19-16 24/5/16 China Apparent Demand Update – Strong Growth, Below Expectations
18-16 17/5/16 Methanol Prices – Off the Floor, Still Constrained
17-16 10/5/16 Methanol and the Environment – Lessons from Tacoma, WA, USA
16-16 3/5/16 Methanol Affordability – Collaring Methanol Price Rises
15-16 26/4/16 US Biodiesel Demand – A Running Start in 2016
14-16 19/4/16 Chinese Coal Prices – Accommodating Methanol Production
13-16 12/4/16 MMSA Methanol Notes – MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Supply/Demand Update – 2016 Study Version – For Client Use Only
12-16 5/4/16 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Price Update – 2Q 2016
11-16 29/3/16 Methanol Projects – Economic Headwinds Remain
10-16 15/3/16 US Apparent Demand Update – Improved, but Oversupply Remains
9-16 8/3/16 MTBE Price and Margin Update
8-16 1/3/16 Biodiesel Policy and Economics Update
7-16 23/2/16 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
6-16 16/2/16 China and Methanol Markets Globally
5-16 2/2/16 China Methanol Production by Province
4-16 26/1/16 Methanol Prices: Riding Flat Along a Fine Line
3-16 19/1/16 DME- Affordability Wanes after Brief Recovery
2-16 12/1/16 MMSA Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update – 1Q 2016
1-16 5/1/16 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 8/12/15 2015 MMSA Methanol Policy and Technology Forum Summary
47-15 1/12/15 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 6/10/15 Global Methanol Prices – 4Q2015 Updated Forecast
39-15 29/9/15 MMSA 2015 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
38-15 22/9/15 Impact of Affordability on MTO Operations
37-15 15/9/15 US Methanol Apparent Demand Update
36-15 8/9/15 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs to China by Region
35-15 1/9/15 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth – Update
34-15 25/8/15 The China Meltdown and Methanol Markets
33-15 18/8/15 Methanol Prices: Pressure on CFR China Mounts
32-15 11/8/15 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
31-15 4/8/15 Methanol Prices and Chinese Inventory
30-15 28/7/15 Methanol Price Ceiling Lowers
29-15 21/7/15 MMSA 2015 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
28-15 14/7/15 Methanol as Marine Fuel – Economic Comparison
27-15 7/7/15 Methanol in Russia – Conference Notes
26-15 30/6/15 Global Methanol Prices – 3Q2015 Update to Outlook
25-15 23/6/15 MTO Affordability – China
24-15 16/6/15 MMSA Presentation at IMPCA mini conference in Prague
23-15 9/6/15 MMSA presents in London and NYC
22-15 2/6/15 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth – Update
21-15 26/5/15 US Methanol Apparent Demand
20-15 19/5/15 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
19-15 12/5/15 Methanol Affordability – North America
18-15 5/5/15 Successful Commercial-Scale Trial of Methanol as a Marine Fuel
17-15 28/4/15 Methanol Affordability in Gasoline – Update
16-15 21/4/15 Methanol Price Nears Ceiling
15-15 14/4/15 MMSA 2015 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
14-15 8/4/15 MDA 2Q2015 Global Methanol Price Forecast Update
13-15 31/3/15 Chinese Methanol Conference Notes
12-15 24/3/15 Global Methanol Prices – Update on Outlook
11-15 17/3/15 MTO Affordability Update
10-15 10/3/15 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs to China by Region
9-15 3/3/15 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth – Update with Final 2014 Figures
8-15 24/2/15 Biodiesel Policy and Economics Update
7-15 17/2/15 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
6-15 10/2/15 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
5-15 3/2/15 China Methanol Production by Province
4-15 27/1/15 MTO Project Update
3-15 20/1/15 MDA 1Q2015 Supply and Demand Update
2-15 13/1/15 Methanol Cash Costs and Price Floors
1-15 6/1/15 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 9/12/14 2014 MMSA Methanol Policy and Technology Forum
48-14 2/12/14 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 4/11/14 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 7/10/14 MMSA 2014 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
39-14 30/9/14 Methanol Affordability Update
38-14 23/9/14 Global Methanol Prices – Contract and Spot
37-14 16/9/14 MTO Economics Update
36-14 9/9/14 US Methanol Apparent Demand
35-14 2/9/14 Biodiesel Production Economic Update & Outlook
34-14 26/8/14 MTBE Price and Margin Update
33-14 19/8/14 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
32-14 12/8/14 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
31-14 5/8/14 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
30-14 29/7/14 Thermal Coal and Methanol Prices
29-14 22/7/14 MDA 3Q2014 Price Update
28-14 15/7/14 MMSA 2014 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
27-14 8/7/14 MTO Project Update
26-14 1/7/14 China Methanol Production by Province
25-14 24/6/14 EU Formaldehyde Demand – Positive Trends
24-14 17/6/14 Methanol Affordability Update incl MTO
23-14 10/6/14 MMSA IMPCA Presentation and 3Q 2014 Euro Contract
22-14 3/6/14 MTO Economics Update
21-14 27/5/14 Global Methanol Contract Pricing: Update and Outlook
20-14 20/5/14 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
19-14 14/5/14 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
18-14 6/5/14 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
17-14 29/4/14 MMSA 2014 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
16-14 22/4/14 MTO Project Update
15-14 15/4/14 Thermal Coal and Methanol Prices
14-14 8/4/14 MMSA 2014 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis – Price Forecast Update Available
13-14 1/4/14 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs to China and USGC Production
12-14 25/3/14 Northeast Asia ex-China Methanol Demand Update
11-14 18/3/14 China Methanol Production by Province
10-14 12/3/14 Methanol Affordability Update
9-14 4/3/14 Biodiesel Production Economic Update & Outlook
8-14 25/2/14 Global Methanol Contract Pricing 2013-2014
7-14 18/2/14 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
6-14 11/2/14 MTO Economic Update
5-14 4/2/14 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
4-14 28/1/14 Methanol in Europe – Issues and Influences
3-14 21/1/14 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
2-14 14/1/14 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 1Q2014
1-14 7/1/14 China Road, Auto, Gasoline, and Methanol/Gasoline Progress
51-13 31/12/13 Top Ten 2013 Methanol Developments
50-13 17/12/13 Acetic Acid Consumption
49-13 10/12/13 US Methanol Production Economic Strength
48-13 3/12/13 Global Methanol Contract Pricing 2013-2014
47-13 26/11/13 Methanol and the Iran Accord
46-13 19/11/13 Asian Methanol Contract Pricing
45-13 12/11/13 DME Economics and Methanol Prices
44-13 5/11/13 Synopsis of Successful 16th IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
43-13 22/10/13 MMSA Hosts 8th Consecutive IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
42-13 15/10/13 MTO Economic Update
41-13 8/10/13 Thermal Coal and Methanol Prices
40-13 1/10/13 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 4Q2013
39-13 24/9/13 US Methanol Apparent Demand
38-13 17/9/13 Methanol and DME Cash Margins
37-13 10/9/13 Methanol Prices: CFR versus Import Parity
36-13 3/9/13 Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Methanol Demand Update
35-13 27/8/13 Southeast Asia Biodiesel Economic
34-13 20/8/13 Asian Methanol Contract Pricing
33-13 13/8/13 Methanol Affordability Update
32-13 6/8/13 China Effective Operating Rate Analysis
31-13 30/7/13 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
30-13 23/7/13 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
29-13 16/7/13 MTBE Price and Margin Update
28-13 9/7/13 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 3Q2013
27-13 2/7/13 Global 1, 4 BDO Supply and Demand
26-13 25/6/13 Global Methanol Capacity Additions – 2013 MDA
25-13 18/6/13 Methanol and DME Pricing
24-13 11/6/13 Methanol Trade Outlook
23-13 4/6/13 Methanol Affordability Update
22-13 28/5/13 Methanol – Gasoline Specifications in China
21-13 21/5/13 Global Methylamines Supply & Demand Snapshot
20-13 14/5/13 Effective versus Nameplate Operating Rates
19-13 7/5/13 Methanol Value Creation
18-13 2/5/13 Global Acetic Acid Update
17-13 23/4/13 Global Formaldehyde Outlook Update
16-13 16/4/13 MMSA 2013 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
15-13 9/4/13 MTO Project Forecast
14-13 2/4/13 China Methanol Apparent Demand
13-13 26/3/13 China Methanol Production by Province
12-13 19/3/13 US Shale Gas and Its Effect on Methanol
11-13 14/3/13 Methanol to Olefins Economics Update
10-13 5/3/13 Chinese Domestic versus US and European Spot Methanol Prices
9-13 26/2/13 China Acetic Acid Apparent Demand and Market Outlook
8-13 19/2/13 Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Methanol Demand Update
7-13 12/2/13 Methanol and Gasoline Blending in China – 2013 Outlook
6-13 5/2/13 MMSA China Monthly Methanol Analysis – January 2013 Executive Summary
5-13 29/1/13 Methanol Affordability Update
4-13 22/1/13 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
3-13 15/1/13 Methanol Demand Growth by Major Global Region
2-13 8/1/13 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth Update – Return to “Normal”
1-13 3/1/13 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 4/12/12 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 9/10/12 Methanol Use in Energy Applications – China versus the Rest of the World
40-12 2/10/12 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 4Q2012
39-12 25/9/12 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
38-12 18/9/12 Methanol to Olefins (MTO) Economics Update
37-12 11/9/12 Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Demand Update
36-12 4/9/12 China Methanol Apparent Demand Growth Deceleration
35-12 28/8/12 China Coal vs Crude – Impact on Methanol
34-12 21/8/12 Methanol Affordability Update
33-12 14/8/12 Methanol and DME Cash Margins
32-12 7/8/12 China Methanol Production by Province
31-12 31/7/12 Global Acetic Acid Update
30-12 24/7/12 Methanol Delivered Cash Costs to China
29-12 17/7/12 MTBE Price and Margins
28-12 10/7/12 Methanol Use in Energy Applications – China versus the Rest of the World
27-12 3/7/12 Methanol Supply and Demand, Pricing Outlook Update – 3Q2012
26-12 26/6/12 Methanol v LNG – Hydrocarbon Monetization
25-12 19/6/12 Methanol and Gasoline Blending in China
24-12 12/6/12 Methanol to Olefins (MTO) Economics Update
23-12 5/6/12 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
22-12 29/5/12 Methanol and DME Cash Margins
21-12 23/5/12 Methanol and Gasoline – CAAEFA In Taiyuan, China
20-12 15/5/12 Methanol Affordability and Pricing
19-12 8/5/12 Energy and Methanol: Chinese Inputs, Global Outcome
18-12 2/5/12 2012 MDA – Global MMA Update
17-12 25/4/12 Global Acetic Acid Update
16-12 17/4/12 2012 MDA – Global Formaldehyde
15-12 10/4/12 North American Visit
14-12 3/4/12 2Q2012 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
13-12 27/3/12 Asia ex China Update – Part 2, Japan and South Korea
12-12 20/3/12 Asia ex China Update – Part 1, Thailand and Taiwan
11-12 13/3/12 China Acetic Acid Apparent Demand and Market Outlook
10-12 6/3/12 Methanol to Olefins Economics: An Updated Review
9-12 28/2/12 Methanol, DME, and LPG Pricing Trends
8-12 21/2/12 US Methanol Apparent Demand – An Updated Review
7-12 14/2/12 Methanol and Gasoline Blending in China – 2012 Outlook
6-12 7/2/12 Methanol Cash Costs and Natural Gas Affordability
5-12 31/1/12 MTBE Profitability and Demand Growth
4-12 26/1/12 Global Methanol Market – Demand Growth and Outlook
3-12 17/1/12 Effective Global Methanol Operating Rates
2-12 10/1/12 Methanol Affordability and Pricing Direction
1-12 4/1/12 1Q2012 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
51-11 27/12/11 A New Year for Methanol
50-11 20/12/11 South Korea MeOH Demand Update and Geopolitical Dynamics
49-11 13/12/11 China Methanol Apparent Demand and Iranian Imports
48-11 6/12/11 Acetic Acid Market Outlook – Prices & Margins
47-11 29/11/11 Thailand and Indonesia Methanol Demand Update
46-11 22/11/11 Japan and Taiwan Methanol Demand Update
45-11 15/11/11 Effective MeOH Plant Operating Rates in China
44-11 8/11/11 Highlights from the 14th IMPCA 2011 Asian Methanol Conference
43-11 25/10/11 Updated Methanol to Olefins Economics
42-11 18/10/11 Updated MeOH Affordability in DME
41-11 11/10/11 Coal Price Movements & Its Influence on MeOH
40-11 4/10/11 4Q 2011 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
39-11 27/9/11 Updated Singapore MeOH and Derivatives Trade Patterns
38-11 20/9/11 9th Methanol Forum Overview
37-11 13/9/11 China Roads and Methanol
36-11 6/9/11 Europe and Russia Methanol Market Outlook 2011
35-11 31/8/11 Updated US Methanol Apparent Demand
34-11 23/8/11 Wood Based Panels Update
33-11 16/8/11 Methanol and Ethanol as Alternative Fuels in China
32-11 10/8/11 China Methanol Apparent Demand – A Look Forward
31-11 2/8/11 China Acetic Acid Apparent Demand
30-11 26/7/11 South Korea and Thailand Apparent Demand Update
29-11 19/7/11 Southeast Asia Biodiesel – Economic and Demand Dynamics
28-11 12/7/11 Methanol To Olefins Economics – An Updated Review
27-11 5/7/11 3Q2011 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
26-11 28/6/11 Singapore MeOH & Derivatives Trade Patterns
25-11 21/6/11 Methanol Apparent Demand Update – Japan and Taiwan
24-11 14/6/11 Methanol Affordability and Pricing Direction
23-11 7/6/11 Coal versus Energy Prices: Impact on Methanol
22-11 31/5/11 Methanol Apparent Demand & Trade in China
21-11 24/5/11 Southeast Asia Biodiesel Economic Update
20-11 16/5/11 MeOH Affordability in DME – Update
19-11 10/5/11 Recent Developments in Methanol Blends with Gasoline
18-11 3/5/11 2011 MDA Global Acetic Acid
17-11 26/4/11 Higher Cost Methanol and Impact on Natural Gas Affordability
16-11 19/4/11 2011 MDA – Global Formaldehyde
15-11 12/4/11 2Q2011 Methanol Price Outlook
14-11 5/4/11 2Q2011 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
13-11 29/3/11 Japan Economic Growth and Methanol
12-11 22/3/11 Impact of Japan Earthquake on Methanol
11-11 15/3/11 Coal Price Movements & It’s Influence on MeOH
10-11 8/3/11 Methanol Trade Flow in Asia
9-11 1/3/11 US Methanol Apparent Demand
8-11 22/2/11 Civil Unrest and Methanol
7-11 15/2/11 Coal versus Energy Prices: Impact on Methanol
6-11 8/2/11 China LPG Apparent Demand: Influence on DME
5-11 1/2/11 Asia ex-China Methanol Market – Recent Developments and Outlook
4-11 25/1/11 Updated China MeOH Apparent Demand & Trade
3-11 18/1/11 Singapore MeOH & Derivatives Trade Patterns
2-11 11/1/11 MTO Economic Update
1-11 4/1/11 1Q2011 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
51-10 28/12/10 Taiwan and Thailand Methanol Demand Update
50-10 21/12/10 Biodiesel Review: US and Beyond
49-10 14/12/10 China MeOH Apparent Demand & Domestic Production
48-10 7/12/10 Russian Methanol: On Production Watch
47-10 30/11/10 China Methanol Pricing Behaviour
46-10 23/11/10 Methanol Affordability – DME
45-10 16/11/10 Methanol Affordability – Gasoline Blending
44-10 9/11/10 Highlights from the 13th IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
43-10 26/10/10 2010 Methanol Demand Growth in Japan and South Korea
42-10 19/10/10 India vs. China Methanol Demand
41-10 12/10/10 Updated Singapore MeOH & Derivatives Trade Patterns
40-10 5/10/10 4Q10 Global Methanol Forecast Update
39-10 28/9/10 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
38-10 21/9/10 Highlights from the 8th Annual Methanol Forum
37-10 14/9/10 Methanol Price Outlook through December 2011
36-10 7/9/10 China’s Industrialization: Trade Patterns for DMF and MMA
35-10 31/8/10 MTBE Profitability and Development in China
34-10 24/8/10 China Acetic Acid Net Trade Shift
33-10 17/8/10 Crude Oil versus Methanol – August 2010
32-10 10/8/10 US Methanol Apparent Demand – An Updated Review
31-10 3/8/10 Coal versus Energy Prices: Impact on Methanol
30-10 27/7/10 MeOH in Gasoline Blending: China & Beyond
29-10 20/7/10 Methanol to Olefins Economics – An Updated Review
28-10 13/7/10 Methanol Affordability & Pricing Direction
27-10 6/7/10 India Acetic Acid Production and Imports
26-10 29/6/10 Russian Apparent Methanol Demand
25-10 22/6/10 Singapore MeOH & Derivatives Trade Patterns – June 2010
24-10 15/6/10 Industrial Production and Methanol Demand
23-10 8/6/10 Southeast Asia Biodiesel – Exports versus Domestic Demand
22-10 1/6/10 Taiwan and Thailand Methanol Demand Update
21-10 25/5/10 Japan and Korea Methanol Demand Update
20-10 18/5/10 Coal versus Energy Prices – May 2010
19-10 11/5/10 China DME Prices and Margins – May 2010
18-10 4/5/10 Updated China Methanol Apparent Demand
17-10 27/4/10 Petroleum Coke as Methanol Feedstock
16-10 20/4/10 MeOH in Gasoline Blending – An Updated Review
15-10 13/4/10 Global MMA Market Synopsis
14-10 6/4/10 Global Formaldehyde Market Synopsis 2010
13-10 30/3/10 China Acetic Acid Self-Sufficiency
12-10 23/3/10 Equivalent Methanol Imports into China
11-10 16/3/10 China Apparent Methanol Demand – A New Production Record
10-10 9/3/10 Formaldehyde Faces Regulatory Challenge
9-10 2/3/10 Japan and Korea Demand Update – March 2010
8-10 23/2/10 Russian Methanol – Ready To Recover
7-10 17/2/10 Asian Acetic Acid: Towards Self-Sufficiency
6-10 9/2/10 DME Markets – Next Steps
5-10 2/2/10 Gasoline, MeOH & China – February 2010 Update
4-10 26/1/10 Southeast Asia Biodiesel Update – January 2010
3-10 19/1/10 Methanol Trade versus Transport
2-10 12/1/10 India Methanol Imports (Jan-Nov)
1-10 5/1/10 Singapore Methanol and Derivatives Trade Patterns
53-9 29/12/9 1Q2010 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
52-9 22/12/9 DME Economics in the US: A Case Study
51-9 15/12/9 Coal Grades and Pricing
50-9 8/12/9 Malaysia Wood Panel Exports & Formaldehyde Demand
49-9 1/12/9 China Apparent Demand & Imports – October 2009
48-9 24/11/9 Updated Russian Methanol Apparent Demand
47-9 17/11/9 MTBE Profitability
46-9 10/11/9 Highlights from the 12th IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
45-9 27/10/9 Methanol – Still Creating Value
44-9 20/10/9 Coal versus Energy Prices – October 2009
43-9 13/10/9 Methanol Affordability and Pricing Direction
42-9 6/10/9 4Q2009 Methanol & Derivatives Analysis Update
41-9 29/9/9 Methanol, DME, and LPG Pricing –
40-9 22/9/9 Southeast Asia Biodiesel Update – September 2009
39-9 15/9/9 India vs China Methanol Demand, 1990-2009E
38-9 8/9/9 Middle East Netback Margins & Global Methanol Prices
37-9 1/9/9 Taiwan Demand Update
36-9 25/8/9 Japan and Korea Demand Update
35-9 18/8/9 Updated Methanol to Olefins Economics
34-9 11/8/9 Wood Panel and Methanol Prices
33-9 4/8/9 MeOH in Gasoline Blending: Economics and M85 Standard in China
32-9 28/7/9 China Apparent Demand & Imports – July 2009
31-9 21/7/9 Methanol vs. Ethanol in China
30-9 14/7/9 Acetic Acid Prices & Margins – July 2009
29-9 7/7/9 3Q 2009 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
28-9 30/6/9 China Anti-Dumping and Methanol Cost Structure
27-9 23/6/9 Updated Methanol Affordability
26-9 16/6/9 China DME Prices & Margins – June 2009
25-9 9/6/9 Crude Oil versus Methanol
24-9 2/6/9 Gasoline, MeOH & China – Update
23-9 26/5/9 Asian MTBE – Recent Developments and Outlook
22-9 19/5/9 China Methanol Equivalent Imports
21-9 12/5/9 Coal versus Energy Prices – May 2009 Update
20-9 5/5/9 Russian Methanol Apparent Demand Update
19-9 28/4/9 Updated Methanol to Olefins Economics
18-9 24/4/9 China Methanol Apparent Demand – April 2009 update
17-9 21/4/9 Cash Costs, Prices and China Imports
16-9 14/4/9 Global Methanol Demand – 2009 vs. 2008
15-9 7/4/9 Updated China Methanol Apparent Demand and Imports
14-9 31/3/9 China DME Prices and Margins – March 2009 Update
13-9 24/3/9 2Q 2009 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
12-9 17/3/9 Updated Acetic Acid Prices and Margins – March 2009
11-9 10/3/9 China Methanol Imports Update
10-9 3/3/9 Southeast Asia Biodiesel Update
9-9 24/2/9 Coal versus Energy Prices
8-9 17/2/9 China Acetic Acid Outlook
7-9 10/2/9 Methanol in South Korea
6-9 3/2/9 Japan Methanol Trade
5-9 28/1/9 China Methanol Apparent Demand Update
4-9 23/1/9 Methanol Affordability and Pricing
3-9 20/1/9 China Gasoline and Methanol Update
2-9 13/1/9 1Q 2009 Methanol and Derivatives Analysis Update
1-9 6/1/9 Global Methanol Price Outlook