Volume 89 Issue 38 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 19, 2011

Natural Gas Sasol proposes gas-to-liquids plant for Louisiana

Department: Business
Keywords: Gas to liquids, Fischer-Tropsch, GTL, shale

South African fuels and chemicals giant Sasol has unveiled plans to build a gas-to-liquids complex—entailing a possible investment of between $8 billion and $10 billion—in Calcasieu Parish, La.

The company is conducting a feasibility study for the plant over the next 18 months. The plant would take natural gas, largely procured from the nearby Haynesville natural shale formation, and gasify it into syngas, which is a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Using . . .

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