World’s first methanol production facility to be built on Port of LC property

A $3.8 billion methanol project is coming to Lake Charles. It’s the first in the world to produce methanol through clean energy technology. While jobs won’t be posted until next year, thousands of openings are expected. It’s also a major boost to the Port of Lake Charles. Rick Richard, consultant for Lake Charles Methanol, said the plant will make history producing methanol and CO2 from petroleum coke – a waste byproduct of refining crude oil. "It’s really taking pet coke, wh…