Methanex v. USA Methanex Corporation v. United States of America
United States of America
Ownership of marketing and distributing company of methanol.
Claims arising out of alleged injuries resulting from a California ban on the use or sale in California of the gasoline additive MTBE. Methanol, central to the investor's activities, is an ingredient used to manufacture MTBE.
Secondary: C - Manufacturing
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Veeder, V. V.
Rowley, J. W.
Reisman, W. M.
Decided in favour of State
970.00 mln USD
Data not available
Indirect expropriation

Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

National treatment
None - all claims dismissed at the merits stage