Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI) has announced it has secured long-term natural gas transportation capacity on the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco). The plant – YCI-M1 – is YCI's US$1.85 billion world-scale methanol manufacturing complex.
About the plant
Located on property recently purchased by YCI along the Mississippi River in St James Parish, Louisiana, YCI-M1 is a methane-to-methanol plant designed to produce 1.7 million tpy of commercial grade methanol. To ensure deliveries of YCI-M1’s natural gas needs, YCI and Transco have executed a 20 year agreement for firm transportation capacity, from points in Transco’s Zone 3 to a new delivery interconnection with YCI-M1 that is to be constructed and operated by Transco.
The North American subsidiary of YCI operates a corporate office in Houston, and is developing its first major US project in St. James Parish. The world-scale project will entail three phases, with construction on the first phase beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Edited from press release by Stephanie Roker
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