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Hafnia's US methanol project encounters new environmental resistance

A US district court has rejected an environmental permit for the port facilities relating to a large methanol production facility in Washington State. The permit creates uncertainty about the entire project, which has tanker operator Hafnia as a co-investor.

Den planlagte metanolfabrik har mødt modstand fra en række miljøorganisationer, som har lavet flere protester i staten Washington. Photo: kilde WEC

A district court in the US creates new obstacles for a much-discussed methanol production facility in Washington State which aims to produce "climate friendly" methanol for Asia and which has product tanker operator Hafnia as a co-investor.

The district court in Tacoma on Monday last week rejected an environmental permit for the port facilities that will serve as export point for 3.6 million tons liquefied methanol annually from the planned methanol facility in Kalama by the Columbia River in Washington State.

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