In the March 24 article “Primus Planning Small-Scale GTL Facility Using Marcellus Gas,” NGImisstated the standard methanol capacity of a Primus plant (see Shale Daily, March 24). While the plants can be built in various sizes, a standard model already developed uses 5 MMcf/d of gas feedstock to produce 160 MT/d of methanol. NGI regrets the error.
Articles from Primus
With flaring an issue in North Dakota’s Bakken and other shale plays, emerging technologies, such as those from New Jersey-based Primus Green Energy Inc., offer the potential for operators to turn associated natural gas production into commercially viable liquid products, including gasoline and methanol.
In a story published July 8, “NatGas Gasoline Fueling Research” (see NGI, July 8), NGI incorrectly stated that Primus Green Energy sells a gasoline product for about $2.00/gallon. In fact, the company creates the product at a cost of $2.00/gallon. In addition, NGI incorrectly stated that the company expects to produce 10,000 gallons of fuel annually. The company actually plans to produce 100,000 gallons of fuel annually. NGI regrets the errors.