Primus Green Energy Inc. (PGE), Hillsborough, NJ, has signed an offtake agreement with methanol distributor Tauber Oil Co., Houston, to sell production from PGE’s planned gas-to-liquids methanol plant in the Marcellus shale.
Tauber Oil will offtake all 160 tonnes/day of methanol production from the plant, which will be the first in the region to convert low-cost Marcellus feedstock into methanol, PGE said.
As part of the agreement, Tauber Oil subsidiary Interconn Resources will supply natural gas to PGE’s plant.
The plant’s first 160-tonne/day production train is scheduled for startup in fourth-quarter 2017, PGE said.
PGE, which has future plans to add another three trains that would expand the site’s total methanol production capacity to 640 tonnes/day, said it will reveal the proposed plant’s precise location in the coming months.
The plant will be equipped with PGE’s proprietary gas-to-methanol STG+ process technology.
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