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Sasol Gulf Coast Project Decisions to be Made by Year End

5:27 PM MDT | July 9, 2012 | —Lindsey Bewley

Sasol says a feasibility study for its Lake Charles, LA gas-to-liquids (GTL) is underway and “progressing well” and a decision to proceed to the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase will be made in second-half 2012. The company announced last year it plans to build an integrated GTL and chemicals complex at an estimated cost of $8 billion-$10 billion. The study is evaluating a 2-million m.t./year and a 4-million m.t./year GTL facility. A separate feasibility study for an ethane cracker at Lake Charles is also underway, and a decision to...

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