Gas-to-Liquids Facility Sasol Commences Front-End Engineering and Design Phase for Integrated Complex
South African-based energy and chemicals company, Sasol, will proceed with front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for an integrated, 96,000 bbl/d gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility and a world-scale ethane cracker with downstream derivatives, at its Lake Charles site in southwest Louisiana.
Lake Charles, Louisiana/USA – At a media conference with Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal, Sasol’s chief executive officer, David Constable, said there is significant opportunity to beneficiate the abundant gas reserves in the United States by leveraging Sasol’s GTL experience and technology. Sasol’s commercially proven GTL process diversifies the use of natural gas through the production of premium quality liquid fuels and chemicals.
“Sasol is proud to be driving forward with the next phase of the strategic mega-projects that we have announced today. Through our innovative energy and chemicals technologies, we will provide the United States with world-class, cleaner-burning fuel, contribute to the country’s energy security, boost downstream manufacturing capacity, and diversify the utilization of domestic gas resources”, Constable said.
Governor Jindal said, “This project will be the largest single manufacturing investment in the history of Louisiana and it also represents one of the largest foreign direct investment manufacturing projects in the history of the entire United States. Despite a national economic downturn, this historic economic development win is happening in Louisiana because we have been laser focused on job creation by creating an environment where businesses want to invest and create jobs for our people.”