MMSA Methanol Notes provide a weekly snapshot of international methanol markets including political and economic news, performance charts, trend analysis, and other information critical to traders.

New clients may purchase individual Methanol Notes below . Use the Search box to locate Methanol Notes that meet your specific needs.  Simply type your area of interest into the box, and the list of Notes will be filtered accordingly. Some choices for searches might include gasoline, Coal, MTBE, Acetic Acid, China, Asia, US, etc.

Existing Methanol Notes™ clients or Methanol and Derivatives Analysis (MDA) clients, can freely access all Notes here.


MMSA Methanol Price Forecasts are updated at the end of each month. MMSA Monthly Price Forecasts contain the firms' month-to-month expectations of forward pricing using MMSA's price forecast methodology through December 2021. The forecast includes quantification of key input assumptions including coal pricing, marginal production costs, and anticipated margins along with the three major region price forecasts (FOB USGC, FOB Rotterdam T2, and CFR China). MMSA Complete Price Forecasts contain the same features with the forecasts extended annually to 2025E. MMSA is willing to reasonably support clients of these one-off forecasts via phone and email.

Existing Methanol and Derivatives Analysis (MDA) clients can freely access the Complete forecasts for March, June, September, and December when logged in to their account.

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ProductDescriptionPriceBuy
MMSA Monthly Price Forecast – 2020-09-01MMSA 3 region price forecast by month to Dec 2021$847.46
MMSA Complete Price Forecast – 2020-09-013 region price forecast by month to Dec 2021, by year to 2025$1,584.38
MMSA September 2020 China Non-Discounted Price ReferenceMMSA has updated its global methanol price forecasts; China prices are discussed here.$110.54

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ProductTitlePriceBuy
MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-09-15
MTBE margins positive, but only just. Full recovery to take time.
$66.32
MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-09-08

Improving methanol affordability offers cautious optimism for most.

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-09-01

MMSA September Global Methanol Price Outlook – Tenuous and Deliberate Recovery (Mostly) as Forecast

$66.32
MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-08-25

Methanol cash-costs and pricing; an improving picture for marginal producers

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-08-18

US Methanol Apparent Demand – Steadily Returning as Import Reliance Slows

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-08-11

US Methanol Prices vs Lumber – Lower Than Ever, Helping Affordability into Construction

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-08-04

Russian Apparent Methanol Demand – Slowed by COVID-19, Exports Rose 1H 2020

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-07-28

MTO Affordability –Swift MTO Economic Return Increases Price Improvement Potential

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-07-21

3Q 2020 MDA Supply and Demand Forecast Updates Uploaded – 2020 Global Methanol Demand to Rise As Prices, Margins Suffer

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-07-14

3Q 2020 MMSA Methanol Price and Margin Updates Now Online – Signs of Expected Recovery Emerge Slowly in Asia

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-07-07

China Apparent Methanol Demand – Small but Positive 2020 Growth Remains Expected

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-06-30

US Biodiesel – Steady as She Goes

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-06-23

Methanol Fuel Cells – Methanol Reformers Meet Electric Vehicles

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-06-16

MTBE Profitability – Recovering Slowly After a COVID-19 Wipeout

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-06-09

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-06-02

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-05-26

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes - 2020-05-19

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-05-12

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-05-05

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-04-28

MTO Affordability – Marginal MTO Economics Swiftly Cap Methanol Pricing

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-04-21

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-04-14

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-04-07

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-03-31

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-03-24

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-03-17

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-03-10

Methanol in the Storm, Looking for Clearer Skies

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-03-03

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-02-25

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-02-18

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-02-11

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-02-04

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-01-28

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-01-21

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2020-01-14

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

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MMSA Methanol Notes – 2019-12-03

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

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