Click here to check out the latest research and infographic by the Sightline Institute on the propose Kalama Methanol Refinery!

By any measure, the petrochemical refinery slated for construction on the banks of the Columbia River in southwest Washington is a giant. Designed to convert large quantities of natural gas into methanol, the facility would ship tankers full of the product to China to be used for making plastics.

Although the facility proposed for Kalama is only about half the size of the gargantuan scheme that recently collapsed in Tacoma, the scale of the project’s ambitions are still staggering. In order to make clear some of the facts about the project, Sightline is publishing a graphic accounting of the proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery.