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Global Methanol Industry

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Methanol Industry report analyzes the worldwide markets for Methanol in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE (Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether), Dimethyl Ether (DME), Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 105 companies including many key and niche players such as Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC, BASF SE, BioMCN, JSC "METAFRAX", LyondellBasell Industries NV, Metanol de Oriente S.A., Methanex Corporation, Methanex Chile Limited, Methanex New Zealand Ltd., Methanol Holdings ( Trinidad) Limited, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc., National Iranian Petrochemical Company, PETRONAS, Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd., Repsol YPF, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Ar-Razi Saudi Methanol, Saudi International Petrochemical Company Ltd., Repsol YPF, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Saudi International Petrochemical Company, and Statoil ASA. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3Formaldehyde I-3Acetic Acid I-4Methyl Tert Butyl Ether I-4Dimethyl Ether (DME) I-4Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels I-4Other End-Use Segments I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1A Primer II-1Recession and Beyond II-1Market Outlook II-2Pricing Scenario II-2Methanol Prices Back Onto the Growth Track II-2Production Scenario II-3Developing Regions Charge Ahead in Methanol Production II-3Table 1: Global Methanol Production (2011): Breakdown ofNameplate Production Capacity in MTPY for by Regions - AsiaPacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4Competitive Scenario II-4Table 2: Leading Players in Methanol Market Worldwide (2011):Percentage Breakdown of Sales Volumes for MethanexCorporation, Methanol Holdings ( Trinidad) Limited (MHTL),Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Mitsubishi GasChemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corporation, National IranianPetrochemical Company (NIPC), PETRONAS, Mitsui Chemicals andOthers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5Feedstock Scenario II-5Table 3: Global Methanol Feedstock Scenario (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-6Table 4: Methanol Feedstock Pricing in Select Regions for2006 & 2011 ($/MMBTU) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

2. KEY MARKET TRENDS II-7Overcapacity Looms Menacingly Over Methanol Industry II-7Chinese and Middle East Producers Gear Up for Fierce Competition II-7Diverse Feedstock Makes Methanol a Desired Source of Fuel II-7Methanol Generates a New Wave of Interest As AlternativeTransportation Fuel II-8Chemical Intermediates Lose Share to Energy Applications II-8Emerging Economies Drive Demand for MTBE II-9DME - A Rising Star in Global Energy Arena II-9Government Measures to Drive Adoption of Methanol BlendedGasoline II-10China Spearheads Global MTO Market II-10Fuel Cells - An Untapped Goldmine II-11Methanol to See Higher Demand in Fuel Applications II-11Energy Sector - The Key Demand Driver for Biomethanol II-11Concerns Over First Generation Biofuels Extend Opportunityfor Biomethanol II-12

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