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answered Apr 8, 2015 by Tadd Pham (5,620 points)
Yes, large amounts of methanol are injected into pipelines and wells. It is also used to prevent water (mixed with methanol) from freezing during injection into wells.

Methanol is widely used in the production of gasoline.

An application of methanol use in package equipment is the Methanol Injection Pump Package.
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answered Apr 8, 2015 by MS (1,090 points)
Methanol is used widely to inhibit the formation of gas hydrates in Oil and Gas facilities.
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answered Apr 9, 2015 by aodai (1,960 points)

On a related note, Methanol is a light, volatile, colorless, and flammable liquid and it can burn in Oxygen including open air to form carbon dioxide and water:

2 CH3OH + 3 O2 → 2 CO2 + 4 H2O

So here is a safety video to remind all about Methanol fire.