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.


Log in or register for a free trial to continue reading this article

Already a subscriber?

If you already have a subscription, sign in to continue reading this article.

Sign in

Not a subscriber?

To access our premium content, you or your organisation must have a paid subscription. Sign up for free trial access to demo this service. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)20 3004 6203 and one of our representatives would be happy to walk you through the service.

Sign up