EmberClear has completed the technical feasibility study for
a gas-to-liquids (GTL) project proposal in
Natchez, Mississippi, the company said on Tuesday.
It is anticipated that if the project proceeds, it will be capable
of producing 4,000 tpd of methanol or 14,000 bpd of
This project's proximity to
competitively-priced sources of natural
gas and the Gulf Coast petrochemical hub creates the
potential for attractive pricing, efficient access to markets
and multiple modes of transportation, according to the
"It is our intent to take advantage of the recently
available long-term natural
gas contracts and address the desire for more domestic
energy," said Nick Cohen, chief operating officer. "The
USA may continue to import oil for decades, but facilities like ours could
potentially reduce such imports while providing lower cost
EmberClear noted that it has access to an 800-acre site along
the Mississippi River.
"This site is served by American Midstream's Midla pipeline
system that intersects three interstate gas pipelines providing
us with the option to source gas from virtually anywhere in
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
The previously announced Swatara property in northeastern
Pennsylvania is also being evaluated by the company for a
natural gas-to-liquids project.
That site is in close proximity to existing natural
gas production from the Marcellus Shale region and also has
rail-to-port access and a gasoline pipeline that connects to a
distribution center in the region.