Primus is developing a methanol project in New Martinsville, West Virginia, an area of the Marcellus shale. This STG+® methanol plant will produce 160 metric tons per day of methanol using low cost natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales. Up to three additional trains could be built to produce 640 metric tons per day. The methanol will be distributed regionally. With low cost natural gas and reduced transportation costs this project demonstrates the economical advantages of STG+® systems.
Primus is evaluating a methanol plant in Alberta, Canada, as very favorable feed gas vs. output price spreads draw great application. This project would supply 160 metric tons per day of methanol to the local region through distributors to reduce hydrate formation in natural gas wells. The natural gas feedstock will come from the Montney and Duvernay shale plays in Alberta, keeping feedstock costs low and saving on transportation costs. The affordable STG+® methanol unit will produce methanol that is cost competitive with methanol produced from mega plants in North America and around the world.