Hafnia's methanol plant lost an important supporter when the governor had a change of heart

The hype in Washington State about the prospect of a large methanol plant set to create jobs, generate tax revenue and produce "climate-friendly" methanol has faded. The reason is growing environmental criticism. The fate of the Hafnia-supported plant will be decided in December.

All the stops were pulled out when China's President Xi Jinping met with the Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, in 2015. Since then, Inslee has had a change of heart in terms of a state-owned Chinese methanol plant in Kalama, Washinton. | Photo: Jason Redmond/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

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