DEMAND FOR METHANOL WILL STRAIN CAPACITY

World methanol demand by 1994 will strain production capacity, increasing plant utilization to an average 92%, a Houston consulting company predicts. During 1990-94, worldwide expansions of methanol capacity will amount to about 3.6 million metric tons, a 16% increase for the period, Crocco & Associates Inc. says. Meantime, methanol demand will increase by about 4.3 million metric tons, or 24%.

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