The project, which will be called Adams Fork Energy, will convert regional coal into premium grade, ultra clean gasoline, and will produce 18,000 barrels per day.

The facility was permitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, based on PRENFLO PDQ gasification technology provided by Uhde, a wholly owned company of the ThyssenKrupp Group.

TransGas said that following a four-year construction period, this plant will create nearly 300 full-time direct jobs, and is expected to triple the tax base in Mingo County.