Coal to Substitute Natural Gas Plant

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Monday, July 23 2007 Jul 23, 2007 Monday, July 23, 2007 10:54:42 AM CDT July 23, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - ConocoPhillips is teaming with the coal company Peabody Energy on plans to build a Midwest coal-to-substitute natural gas facility. A specific location hasn't been determined, but the plant would be developed at the mouth of a mine at a site where St. Louis-based Peabody has access to large reserves and existing infrastructure. ConocoPhillips says construction would begin in 2009 at the earliest. Preliminary estimates are that the additional mining and the facility combined would employ about 400 workers. ConocoPhillips says demand for natural gas and synthetic natural gas has grown rapidly in recent years. The company says its E-GAS technology coverts coal or petroleum coke into a clean synthesis gas.

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