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May 1, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Tacoma OKs major methanol export operation

Port of Tacoma commissioners today approved a lease for a $1.8 billion plant that would convert natural gas to methanol for export to Asia. Northwest Innovation Works, a joint venture that includes Chinese companies, proposes building it on the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum site. After permitting and environmental and other studies, the plant is…


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