Posted: Sep 13, 2011 1:14 PM
Source: Associated Press
WESTLAKE, La. - A South African energy company has picked a site in southwest Louisiana as a possible location a multibillion dollar refinery to convert natural gas to diesel and other
Johannesburg-based Sasol Ltd. announced Tuesday that it will study the feasibility of building a "gas-to-liquids complex" in Calcasieu Parish.
Gov. Bobby Jindal said the project could involve a capital investment of up to $10 billion and could generate roughly 850 permanent jobs.
Sasol said the complex would be the first of its kind to be built in the U.S.
A subsidiary of Sasol already operates a Westlake chemical facility that employs 400 workers.