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UK firm signs agreement to build modular GTL plant in Kazakhstan

5:59 AM MDT | March 9, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Compact GTL (Abingdon, UK) has signed a $300-million agreement to build a first-of-its-kind gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Kazakhstan. The unit, the first commercial plant to be based on Compact’s small-scale modular GTL process, will produce diesel fuel from flared gas associated with oil production.   The Compact GTL technology was originally developed by Accentus plc, formerly part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. It has been proven on a pilot plant at the company’s headquarters in Abingdon and a 20-bbl/day demonstration plant for Petrobras...

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