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YCI Secures Long Term, Firm Natural Gas Transportation Capacity on Louisiana Project


August 10, 2015
By Business Wire News

ST. JAMES, La.

Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI), announced today it has secured long term, firm natural gas transportation capacity on Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) for YCI-M1, YCI’s $1.85 billion world-scale methanol manufacturing complex.

Located on property recently purchased by YCI along the Mississippi River in St James Parish, Louisiana, YCI-M1 is a methane to methanol plant designed to produce 1.7 Million metric tons per year of commercial grade methanol. To ensure deliveries of YCI-M1’s natural gas needs, YCI and Transco have executed a 20-year agreement for firm transportation capacity from points in Transco’s Zone 3 to a new delivery interconnection with YCI-M1 to be constructed and operated by Transco.

The North American subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., YCI operates a corporate office in Houston and is developing its first major U.S. project in St. James Parish. The world-scale project will entail three phases, with construction on the first phase beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015.

About YCI

YCI is a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Co., Ltd. (SYC), a China-based petrochemical group of companies with total fixed assets of $5 Billion (US), 2013 sales over $4 Billion (US), and more than 5,600 employees. The company is ranked 456th of the top 500 Chinese companies and 24th of China’s top 25 chemical companies. Shandong Yuhuang presently produces and markets a range of chemicals, including propylene, isobutene, butadiene, isoprene, Styrene, Toluene, and others.

About Williams Transco

Williams’ Transco pipeline is the largest pipeline system in the country, delivering approximately 10% of the nation’s natural gas through its 10,000-mile pipeline system extending from Texas to New York City.

For Yuhuang Chemical Inc.
Blythe Lamonica, 225-344-0381
Blamonica@hdaissues.com