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EmberClear completes technical feasibility study for a natural gas to liquids project in Natchez, MS

EmberClear Corp. subsidiary EmberClear GTL MS Inc. has completed the technical feasibility study for a natural gas to liquids project in Natchez, Mississippi. If the project proceeds it will be capable of producing 4,000 tons of methanol per day or 14,000 barrels of gasoline per day.

This project’s proximity to competitively priced sources of natural gas and the Gulf Coast petrochemical complex creates the potential for attractive pricing, efficient access to markets and multiple modes of transportation, EmberClear says.

EmberClear has access to an 800-acre site along the Mississippi River. The site is served by American Midstream’s Midla pipeline system that intersects three interstate gas pipelines. EmberClear an source gas from Texas and Louisiana, as well as parts of Oklahoma. The site also provides access to the power grid, the Natchez Port facility, a statewide rail system, and a 40 million gallon per day water treatment facility operated by the City of Natchez.

A previously announced property in northeastern Pennsylvania is also being evaluated for a natural gas to liquids project. This site is in close proximity to existing natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale region, rail-to-port access and a gasoline pipeline that connects to a distribution center in the region.

EmberClear is also the developer of two 300 MW natural gas combined cycle power projects, located in Good Spring, Pennsylvania. The plants are intended to serve the USA’s largest electric power market, the PJM. The company has completed all major milestones related to Good Spring NGCC 1 and is currently evaluating proposals for construction financing. Construction is expected to proceed in the fourth quarter of 2013. EmberClear continues to work on securing the necessary permits for Good Spring NGCC 2.

EmberClear is a global energy development company primarily focused on natural gas in the United States as an input to create electricity, industrial chemicals and transportation fuels.

Comments

HarveyD

Interesting for USA's future energy independence. Another 642 similar NG-SG to liquid fuel plants could reduce USA's crude imports to almost zero?

Dollared

And double the price of natural gas, Harvey, thereby causing a switch back to coal for electrical generation. Until that door is closed, the best path to a low carbon US is to keep natural gas for electrical generation and heating, and to use gasoline/electric for cars.

HarveyD

Yes, this is probably the final goal of the NG producers-industries. That would be the surest way to get 3X to 5X the price for NG-SG and multiply their profits.

It has nothing to do with USA, the 97% or energy independence?

kelly

ANY commercial oil alternative can weaken the monopoly.

In the past ~dozen days, my area gasoline went from $2.99 to $3.69; an over 23% increase. Articles say that there is no shortage/reason for this massive gouge.

How can the US/world prosper/plan with such huge cost uncertainty around it's neck?

Presently, should this gas increase continue into spring, Leafs & plug-ins with four passengers will be the only affordable US work commute option left.

kelly

ANY commercial oil alternative can weaken the monopoly.

In the past ~dozen days, my area gasoline went from $2.99 to $3.69; an over 23% increase. Articles say that there is no shortage/reason for this massive gouge.

How can the US/world prosper/plan with such huge cost uncertainty around it's neck?

Presently, should this gas increase continue into spring, Leafs & plug-ins with four passengers will be the only affordable US work commute option left.

kelly

Many sources say that fracked NG fades to ~20% remaining w/i five years.

..@GCC, my comment has 'doubled' several times and I didn't resubmit.

HarveyD

Regular (87) gasoline price goes up and down twice a week in our area (up to $5.56/US gal on Thursday and down to $4.85/US gal on Sunday evening). All gas stations fix and change their price at the same time (without price fixing?)

Unbelievable but true!

This has been going on for years.

HarveyD

Regular (87) gas price goes up and down twice a week in our area. Up to $5.58/US gal on Thursdays and down to $4.85/US gal on Sundays late evening.

All gas stations charge the same price and change their price at the same time.

That has been going on for years without price fixing?

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