Natgasoline LLC is a new wholly owned greenfield methanol production complex being developed by OCI N.V. in Beaumont, Texas.
The world-class plant is expected to have a capacity of up to approximately 1.75 million metric tons of methanol per year, and is expected to start production in late 2016. It will be the largest methanol production in the US based on nameplate capacity. The plant will use state-of-the-art methanol technology and will incorporate best available environmental control technology. Air Liquide’s engineering and construction division, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, will supply its proven and efficient Lurgi MegaMethanol® process technology. OCI estimates that the project will create approximately 3,000 construction jobs over the next three years and has committed to create 240 permanent jobs.
OCI N.V. is a global producer of natural gas-based chemicals and an engineering & construction contractor based in the Netherlands.
The Chemicals segment produces nitrogen fertilizers, methanol and other natural gas based products, serving agricultural and industrial customers from the Americas to Asia. We rank among the world’s largest nitrogen fertilizer producers with current production capacity of nearly 7 million metric tons in the Netherlands, the United States, Egypt and Algeria. We are also the largest merchant methanol producer in the United States.
The Construction segment provides international engineering and construction services primarily on infrastructure, industrial and high-end commercial projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia for public and private clients. It ranks among the world’s top global contractors.
OCI N.V. employs over 72,000 people in 35 countries and is listed on the NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam under the symbol “OCI”.