21 Oct '17, 8pm

World's Largest Fracked-Gas-to-Methanol Refinery Forced to Calculate Climate Impact

World's Largest Fracked-Gas-to-Methanol Refinery Forced to Calculate Climate Impact

Last month one of the largest fracked gas projects in the Pacific Northwest was dealt a legal blow when its development permit was canceled for failing to fully account for the plant’s greenhouse gas emissions. The project, backed by Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW ), would refine fracked gas into methanol , an industrial feedstock used in chemical production, that would be shipped in bulk from Kalama, Washington, to China, where backers say it will produce plastics. Sited on the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border, the refinery would cost $1.8 billion to construct. It has attracted the support of Washington Governor Jay Inslee, as well as former Governor and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, who became chair of the company's Global Advisory Board last December. Driving the Fracking Industry One of the most controversial aspects of the project involves ...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/10/21/world-largest-frack...

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