Gas Projects in the U.S. Face Increasing Opposition in 2021

As 2021 began, a few projects in the United States quickly faced delays and challenges to their progress.  Domestic gas projects faced new opposition in what could be an increasingly difficult terrain as an emboldened administration takes over in Washington under new climate directives. Earlier this month, a proposed $2 billion dollar methanol production facility to be built in Kalama, Washington received a significant setback to its plans after a key permit was denied.  The Washington State Department of Ecology stated on January 19 that it had denied a Shoreline Conditional Use Permit to the planned 3.6 million ton per year plant by Chinese-backed Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW). The co

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