Work To Begin On Juniper GTL Plant In Westlake

WESTLAKE, LA (AP) — Work on Juniper GTL's $100 million petrochemical plant is set to begin next week.

         Concrete workers are expected to surveying the site in preparation for foundation work.

         The American Press’s Frank DiCesare reports the company will refurbish a steam methane plant to convert natural gas into synthesis gas, a combination of hydrogen and carbon monoxide used to make products such as methanol and ammonia.

         Juniper is expected to hire 26 full-time workers whose average annual salary will be $85,000.

         Construction is expected to be completed in November 2015.

         SGC Energia will share Juniper GTL's ownership with the Houston-based Great Northern Project Development, a construction and project management firm, and Calumet Specialty Product Partners, an independent producer of specialty hydrocarbons based in Indianapolis.

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