Small scale methanol production has been discussed from time to time and a number of companies are working on movable production facilities that could be used. 

Small scale methanol production has been mentioned from time to time. The idea is to produce methanol locally, from available feedstock. This can for example be from shale gas wells that are too small to motivate pipeline connections or are too far away from any pipeline network. 

A number of companies are working on mobile or semi mobile production plants that could be used. Ben Franklin’s SGICC recently released a study performed by ADI Analytics regarding the techno-economic feasibility of small scale methanol production from primarily shale gas in North America. It is an interesting read. 

Shale Gas Innovation ¤ Commercialization Center (SGICC) 
Link to the study