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Keep pace with global methanol market and technology trends.

Methanol is the simplest alcohol and is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel and denaturant for ethanol. It is also used to produce chemicals—namely formaldehyde but also olefins and propylene—and to make fuels, such as biodiesel and ship bunker fuel, and fuel-related applications, including gas blending additives and fuel cells.

Whether you are a methanol buyer, seller, trader, producer or consumer, rely on IHS Chemical for complete methanol market coverage from feedstocks to the fuel pump. With more than 200 chemical experts and hundreds of adjacent industry experts and economists, we are uniquely qualified to provide you with daily to long-term methanol news, analysis, pricing, availability, company research, production costs, process economics, new technologies, supply & demand, and carbon emissions.

Partner with IHS today to:

  • Optimize purchasing, production, investment and strategic planning decisions
  • Anticipate and capitalize on new technologies, end-use applications or market openings
  • Embed methanol risk assessments into any size decision
  • Gain greater control over CAPEX, OPEX and carbon emissions
  • Execute superior trades and empower contract negotiations
  • Benchmark producers, process technologies and product positioning

Watch video with IHS Chemical Director Mike Nash discussing emerging trends in the international methanol market.

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