NWIW’s facility is proposed to be located at the port’s North Port Marine Terminal to produce methanol from natural gas. Methanol is a light and colorless liquid that is biodegradable and non-carcinogenic. Methanol proposed to be produced at the Port of Kalama will be shipped to global markets, where it will be used to produce olefins, the building blocks for a long list of everyday products, such as toys, clothing, cell phones, bottles, tires, nylon carpets and pharmaceuticals.
The proposed 3.1-mile route is the same preferred route as the previously filed Kalama Lateral Pipeline Project in Docket No. CP13-18, known as the “Timber Rock” route. The Timber Rock is based on safety, constructability and stakeholder input.
The proposed project will be built in 2017.