An Overview of Project Milestones
The coal to liquids facility in Mason County, West Virginia, will not happen overnight. Developers, planners and builders anticipate a three- to four-year time period before completion of the project.
Here’s how they expect the project to unfold.
• January 2019: Minor Source Air Quality Draft Permit submitted to West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
• May 2019: Developers signs an Engineering Procurement Construction memorandum of understanding with Daelim, a South Korean construction company.
• June 2019: Education initiative work begins to allow educational opportunities for local workers.
• June 2019: West Virginia DEP grants the Minor Source Air Quality Draft Permit, allowing plans to proceed on the project.
• October 2019: Construction is expected to start on the $1.2 billion Domestic Synthetic Fuels coal to liquid plant on 200 acres purchased from the Mason County Economic Development Authority.
• Late 2022 or early 2023: Developers believe construction will be completed on the Domestic Synthetic Fuels coal to liquids facility, and the facility will be able to begin operations. The facility is expected to use about 2,500 tons of thermal coal and about 23 million cubic feet of natural gas each day to produce 10,750 barrels of fuel. That’s more than 450,000 gallons.