Gasification plant threatened by FERC action

Dakota Gasification Co. (DGC), Bismarck, N.D., vows to challenge a federal administrative law judges decision it says could shut down its Great Plains synfuels plant near Beulah, N.D. DGC Vice Pres. Kent Janssen said the judges Dec. 29 decision undermines the good faith basis by which the coal gasification plant was built in the 1980s and is operating today. If unchanged, the decisions resulting closure of the plant could cause a major economic impact for North Dakota, he said. All parties have 30 days from the date of the decision to file exceptions with FERC. DGC plans to file within that period. FERC has committed to taking final action on this case by at least Dec. 31, 1996. DGC...

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