coal gasification http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wright Residents Wary Of Proposed Coal Gasification Project http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wright-residents-wary-proposed-coal-gasification-project <p>It was standing room only at the Wright Public Library last night as residents packed into a hearing about a nearby project that would burn coal seams underground to produce synthesis gas or syngas.</p><p>Linc Energy’s proposed underground coal gasification project has been in the works for years, but from the public testimony, many Wright residents were hearing about it for the first time. And they had lots of questions about the process, which has never been developed commercially.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:40:25 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 55956 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wright Residents Wary Of Proposed Coal Gasification Project USGS says small percentage of Powder River Basin coal is actually mineable http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/usgs-says-small-percentage-powder-river-basin-coal-actually-mineable <p>A new US Geological Survey study says that only a small percentage of coal in the Powder River Basin is cost-effective to mine in the current market. According to the USGS, there are more than one trillion tons of coal present in the Basin, of which 162 billion tons could technically be recovered. Of that, it would only be economically viable to mine about 25 billion tons in today’s market.</p><p>Project Chief for the US Coal Assessment Program, Jim Luppens, says new geologic data made the study possible.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:18:47 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37293 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net USGS says small percentage of Powder River Basin coal is actually mineable Bonding for coal gasification plant moves forward http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/bonding-coal-gasification-plant-moves-forward <p>The Carbon County Commission has approved<br />resolutions supporting a Texas company&#39;s plan to issue $545 million<br />in bonds to help fund construction of a planned $2 billion<br />coal-to-gasoline plant.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The commission unanimously endorsed issuing $300-million in industrial<br />development bonds and $245 million in tax exempt bonds.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; DKRW officials have asked the State of Wyoming to purchase the<br />$300-million bond issue. The $245-million bond issue would be sold<br />on the open market. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:59:55 +0000 The Associated Press 18342 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Bonding for coal gasification plant moves forward