Methanol is one of the most heavily traded chemical commodities in the world, with an estimated global demand of around 27 to 29 million metric tons. In recent years, production capacity has expanded considerably, with new plants coming on-stream in South America, China and the Middle East, the latter based on access to abundant supplies of methane gas. Even though nameplate production capacity (coal-based) in China has grown significantly, operating rates are estimated to be as low as 50 to 60%. No new production capacity is scheduled to come on-stream until 2015.
said the shots were fired from a small, dark-colored vehicle, with a loud exhaust,
at the intersection of West Ridge and Line streets, and then on South Chestnut
and East Union streets.
Witnesses told police four shots were fired at Ridge and Line streets and two at Chestnut and Union streets.
Investigators recovered shell casings from a semi-automatic handgun to confirm witness accounts of the incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Nanticoke City Police Department at 735-2200.