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ZeoGas hires Foster Wheeler to plan Gulf Coast gas-to-gasoline project

10:50 AM MDT | September 18, 2014 | Clay Boswell

ZeoGas (Houston) has hired Foster Wheeler to help plan a gas-to-gasoline plant that will be built on the US Gulf Coast. The new plant will employ Air Liquide’s 5,000-m.t./day MegaMethanol technology to convert natural gas to synthesis gas and then to methanol, which will be converted to gasoline using ExxonMobil’s methanol-to-gasoline technology....


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Turkmengas breaks ground on gas-to-gasoline plant based on novel technology

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