Proposed Carbon County plant seeks air permit

Cheyenne, WY – The company behind a proposed $2 billion coal-to-gasoline plant in Carbon County hopes to land a state air quality permit and begin initial site work this year.

Last month, the state Industrial Siting Council approved a permit for the construction and operation of the plant.

Houston-based DKRW plans to place the plant about 13 miles southwest of Medicine Bow and eight miles north of Elk Mountain.

Construction of the plant is scheduled to begin in 2009 with the plant becoming operational in 2013.

The plant would produce about 15,000 to 20,000 barrels of low-sulfur gasoline a day from coal.