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Old 08-14-2008, 07:45 AM
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Was recently talking to a guy who told me that there are 3 main places in the world that produce methanol. He said two were in China and the other one was in the U.S.-said they all produce 90% of the world's methanol. Anyone ever heard this before?
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I know of 4 plants in the US alone, must be more...........
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I know of 4 plants in the US alone, must be more...........
I live in Nashville TN. and the guy I was referring to is close. Where is the nearest place to us that makes it or better yet where is the best place to get it in bulk?

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I am buying the methanol from a biodiesel solutions dealer in Mocksville NC for $190.00 for 55 gallons. thats the cheapest I've found it..
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I am buying the methanol from a biodiesel solutions dealer in Mocksville NC for $190.00 for 55 gallons. thats the cheapest I've found it..
Isn't Dale Earnhardt from Kannapolis NC? Thanks for the info!
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That doesn't sound right. IIRC methanol is produced during propane and NG refining. I thought all the gas refineries produced it.

We paid about $215/drum buying 6 drums a few months ago in S.C., but the price has come down again. We used to get it for $134/drum. Our supllier said the rapid increase was partly due the conversion of so many power plants to NG - the demand exceeded the supply for awhile. It appears to be stabilizing a bit now.

Kinda sucks we are still at the mercy of 'big oil', eh?
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