Gas supply tightness in Trinidad boosts methanol prices

Methanol exports from Trinidad & Tobago are expected to remain tight in 2016 and 2017 as the country faces gas supply issues
By Abhishek Kumar 3 November 2016
Methanol plant, Trinidad & Tobago (Methanex)

Directional impact on forecast:
Bullish on methanol prices

Trinidad & Tobago is one of the largest methanol producers in the world and the second-biggest exporter of the petrochemical. The country uses gas as a feedstock in its methanol production, but gas supply constraints are limiting output and exports. While this is weighing on Trinidad’s export revenues, it has also supported global methanol prices. Tighter methanol supplies from Trinidad are expected to persist even in 2017 as investment in the country’s upstream remains under pressure.

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