Peabody/Arclight SNG Project

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In 2005, Peabody Energy announced it was entering into an agreement with ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC to develop a commercial-scale coal gasification project in Illinois. The plant would transform coal into synthetic natural gas.

Peabody officials did not name a specific site in Illinois, but said the plant would be one of the largest coal- to-natural-gas plants in the United States.

The project would require at least 3 million tons of coal per year to produce more than 35 billion cubic feet of synthetic natural gas.[1]

As of November 2011, the project is not listed on the ArcLight's website list of active projects currently being pursued.[2]

Project Details

Sponsor: Peabody Energy, Arclight Capital Ventures
Location: Illinois
Type: Coal-to-liquids
Projected in service:
Status: abandoned 2011

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  1. "Peabody Partners with Arclight for Plant," redOrbit, November 4, 2005.
  2. "Active Investments" Arclight Website, accessed November 2011.

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