Gov. Jindal announces plans for largest U.S. methanol plant in St. James Parish

Vacherie, La. - South Louisiana Methanol joined Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in announcing plans to build what will be the largest methanol production facility in North America when completed.

The SLM methanol production facility will convert 163,000 MMBtu/day of natural gas to 5,000 metric tons-per-day of methanol.

The SLM plant will create 63 direct jobs with an average salary of $66,500 a year, and another 374 indirect jobs.

SLM is partnering with Louisiana Economic Development to access a performance-based grant for infrastructure costs, as well as services from LED FastStart, the state's highly ranked workforce development program.