Nacero to build first U.S. facility producing gasoline from natural gas, captured bio-methane

May 30, 2021 |

In Texas, gasoline is getting a makeover with the Odessa Development Corporation and Nacero Inc. building a $6.5 – $7.0 billion lower carbon gasoline manufacturing facility at a site in Penwell, Texas. The gasoline will be made from a combination of natural gas, captured bio-methane and mitigated flare gas.

Phase one will produce 70,000 barrels per day of gasoline component (ready for blending).  Phase two will increase that capacity to 100,000 barrels per day. The gasoline produced at the facility will contain no sulfur and have half the lifecycle carbon footprint of traditional gasoline.

Nacero gasoline will be useable in today’s cars and trucks without modification, will be sold locally in addition to being distributed widely, and will be cost competitive with traditional gasoline.  Construction of the Penwell facility will employ a peak of 3,500 skilled workers during the four years of phase one construction. When fully operational, the plant will employ 350 full time operators and maintenance personnel in three shifts with a forecast annual salary of approximately $85,000 per person.

All of the plant’s electricity will come from renewable sources, much of which will be produced on-site from solar panels co-located with the manufacturing facilities on Nacero’s 2,600 acre site. The plant will be the first in the US to make gasoline from natural gas and the first in the world to do so with carbon capture and sequestration. Sequestered CO2 will be transported via an existing on-site pipeline.

Construction is slated to begin in Penwell before the end of this year.


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