Air Liquide funding big expansion at Geismar methanol plant

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A $270-million expansion of a methanol plant in Geismar is coming.  Air Liquide made the announcement Thursday.  

The company will construct two air separation units at the Methanex methanol plant in Geismar.  The units will produce up to 5,000-tons of oxygen per day.  

Air Liquide will also provide oxygen, nitrogen, and utilities to Methanex and be connected to the company's Mississippi River Pipeline.  

Air Liquide’s agreement with Methanex further strengthens Air Liquide’s position in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and the  industrial basin between Geismar and Baton Rouge.  

The new Air Separation Units are expected to start production in mid 2022.