West Virginia selected as site for new CTL plant


TransGas Development Systems LLC (TGDS) is reportedly planning to build a coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant in West Virginia, company officials announced during the West Virginia Energy Summit this week.

TGDS has filed a permit to build the $3bn facility in Mingo County.

Projected to be operational by 2013, the plant will be built in Mingo County’s new energy park near Gilbert. The construction phase is expected to generate 3,000 jobs.

When fully staffed, the facility will employ as many as 200 workers, with TGDS estimating that the facility will use up to 3 million tonnes of locally mined coal per year to produce more than 6.5 million barrels of gasoline.

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