This reminds me of a situation DuPont found itself in about 15-20 years ago. In Beaumont Texas was the U.S.'s largest methanol plant. Then one larger was built in Taiwan I believe and the price of methanol fell dramatically. DuPont decided to sell the Beaumont methanol plant for a little profit which they trumpeted loudly. Shortly after the sale of the Beaumont methanol plant the Taiwanese plant blew up and burned down creating a worldwide shortage of methanol. The firm that bought the Beaumont plant reaped a windfall.