ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A company has announced plans to build a $200 million gas-to-liquid fuel processing plant in western Pennsylvania.
The (Altoona) Mirror says Marcellus GTL LLC of Gilberton plans to begin construction of the Blair County plant later this year and finish in 2015.
Officials said it will take natural gas and produce about 84,000 gallons per day of gasoline and propane, which will be marketed locally as transportation fuel and heating.
Company president John Rich Jr. called the facility the first of its kind in the country. Officials said they hope to show that energy can be developed responsibility and improve lives.
Local politicians and development officials said the plant will have 30 full-time workers and there will be 120 construction jobs at the peak over the two-year development.