Houston, Texas – G2X Energy, Inc. has announced that the State of Louisiana and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have granted its wholly-owned subsidiary, Big Lake Fuels LLC, the required air permits to construct and operate a natural-gas-to-gasoline facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The permits, issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) on May 23rd, are the first permits to allow for the construction and operation of a commercial scale plant to convert natural gas into liquid transportation fuels. The project will convert domestic natural gas into approximately 12,500 barrels per day of zero sulfur, Reformulated Gasoline Blendstock for Oxygen Blending (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, President and CEO of G2X Energy and a speaker at MI’s March 18, 2014, Methanol Policy Forum. Vail added that “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.” More information can be found here.