G2X Energy announced that the state of Louisiana and the
Federal EPA have granted its wholly-owned subsidiary, Big
Lake Fuels, the required air permits to construct and operate
a natural gas-to-gasoline facility in Lake Charles,
The permits, issued by the Louisiana Department of Environment
al Quality (LDEQ), are
the first permits to allow for the construction
and operation of a
commercial scale plant to convert natural gas into liquid
will convert domestic
natural gas into approximately 12,500 bpd of zero-sulfur,
RBOB gasoline and/or commercial grade methanol.
We are tremendously excited to announce this critical
milestone in the development of the first commercial scale
natural gas-to-gasoline facility in the United States,
said Tim Vail, CEO of G2X Energy.
The issuance of these permits will allow us to maintain
our development schedule goals, and we are very fortunate to
have the support of great partners like the LDEQ, the State
of Louisiana, the Port of Lake Charles and the Lake Charles
community at large.
G2X says it will use commercially proven processes and the
best available emission control technologies in both its methanol
production and its
methanol to gasoline conversion, which together comprise the
industrial facility that will produce both marketable methanol
and unleaded automotive
Driven by an abundance of shale gas and resulting expansion
of North American
natural gas reserves, G2X is aiming to create a platform to
expand the role of natural gas in the existing chemicals and
transportation fuels market.
G2Xs natural gas-to-methanol
plant in Pampa, Texas, is
currently under construction
, and the development
of the Big Lake Fuels plant in Lake Charles continues at a
This is an exciting time in the United States and
Southwest Louisiana, and we are very proud to be a part of
the new era of energy independence, said Mr. Vail.