Royal Dutch Shell PLC is lookinjg into building a $10 billion natural gas-to-diesel plant, perhaps in Louisiana, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The plant would be similar to the Pearl plant in Qatar. That plant converts enough natural gas into diesel to fuel 160,000 cars per day.
It is scheduled for full production later this year.
Shell would not confirm that the plant would be built in Louisiana, but said it is looking at a number of sites on the Gulf Coast.
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