Houston-based G2X Energy, a developer/operator of advanced natural gas to methanol and fuel projects, announced on Monday that their Pampa, Texas based methanol plant is fully operational and has completed their first shipment of methanol.
After building commercial quantities of inventory on site, the plant shipped its first two railcars of IMPCA specification methanol and will continue to ship railcars on a daily basis to customers throughout the Texas panhandle region.
“We are extremely pleased to have achieved commercial methanol production at our Pampa, Texas facility,” stated Tim Vail, President and CEO of G2X Energy who went on to say, “This plant represents the rebirth of the petrochemical business in the Texas panhandle. By revitalizing an abandoned industrial site and leveraging the widespread availability of low-cost of shale gas, we have brought high quality jobs and prosperity back to the Pampa area.”
Commercial operations at the Pampa facility is just the start of G2X’s rapid expansion in North America. Through its partnership with Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited and Southern Chemical Corporation, G2X is enlarging its North American operations with the construction of a world-scale methanol facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana as well as the acquisition of natural gas reserves in the Piceance basin of Colorado as well as other areas.
Although G2X is rapidly expanding, their top priority remains safety and environmental excellence. “What is most important to us is, and always will be, the safety of our employees and neighbors. The start-up of the Pampa plant proceeded extremely smoothly. I want to thank all of the dedicated Pampa employees as well as our colleagues from Germany and Trinidad that helped G2X start the plant in such a safe and efficient manner. I look forward to many years of safe, stable and efficient operations at the facility,” stated Mr. Vail.
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