Like all of Central Appalachia, Mingo County, West Virginia along with Pike and Floyd Counties, Kentucky possesses vast coal and natural gas resources, ample water and a robust transportation infrastructure. The TransGas project sites are able to draw on the workforce and the vast coal reserves in Pike, Martin, Letcher, Floyd and Knott Counties in Kentucky, Mingo, Logan, Wyoming and McDowell counties in West Virginia and Buchanan and Wise Counties in Virginia.
The citizens and leadership of these counties and states, as well as those of the entire region have been extremely supportive of the TransGas projects. As a result there are now three permitted TransGas projects under development; Adams Fork Energy, LLC in West Virginia and in Buffalo Creek Energy, LLC and Chisolm Energy LLC in Kentucky.
More on Adams Fork Energy, LLC and Kentucky Projects
This plant is TransGas’ reference plant design and will produce nearly 1 billion gallons per year of gasoline and liquid fuels from approximately 7,500 tons of coal. The plant can utilize any grade of coal including coal otherwise deemed to be waste coal. The two TransGas plants in Kentucky will be duplicates to this reference plant design.
Plant access will be from the King Coal highway and US-52 with finished product transported via rail or pipeline.
The facility will employ 5,000 construction jobs and take 45 months to complete. Once operational, the plant will employ 300 people on a day-to-day basis. In addition support contractors and vendors may add 100 more jobs. Supplying coal to the plant will generate 240 more jobs. The project compliments to minerals extraction and timber economies of Appalachia by developing a new manufacturing base which will lead to greater employment opportunities.
TransGas is fully permitted was issued a permit by the State of West Virginia, Department of Environmental Protection, to both construct and operate this now shovel ready project, which is under construction.
The Process – Turning Coal into Gas
CBN story on TransGas’ Mingo County Coal to Gasoline Project, narrated by Caitlin Burke
R13-2791 Appendix A
Response to Comments
and Final Determination
Notification of Final Determination