Sasol announced a feasibility study on a gas-to-liquids facility in Calcasieu Parish, La, on September 13, 2011. The company will spend the next 18 months determining the the economic viability of the plant. The plant will add jobs in Louisiana, but don’t plan on it converting much Louisiana onshore gas. The Haynesville is further downstream in terms of pipeline flows, so the plant will process gas sourced from offshore fields and you guessed it – Texas. More specifically, South Texas.
The project will be a win for the Eagle Ford as it will increase demand in the supply region. With natural gas prices below $4 and oil prices about $80, there is a lot of room for an economic margin. That’s 20 times the value of natural gas for a barrel of oil, which is only 6 times the energy. [Read more…]