Firm plans U.S. gas-to-liquid site

S.African energy company to build fuel plant in Louisiana

Posted: December 10, 2012 at 3:10 a.m.

Construction in Qatar of the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant, known as Pearl, is seen in a photo released by Shell International in 2010. Sasol intends to build a Louisiana plant that will rank second.

In an ambitious bet that the glut of cheap natural gas in the United States will last for many years, a South African energy company said last week that it would build America’s first commercial plant to convert natural gas to diesel and other liquid fuels.

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Business, Pages 21 on 12/10/2012