WYOMING COAL-GAS PROJECT WILL ADVANCE TO FULL SCALE

The U.S. Department of Energy has authorized the Encoal coal gasification project to proceed with full scale operation. The project is sponsored by Shell Mining Co. at Triton Coal Co.'s Buckskin mine near Gillette, Wyo. DOE's action signals that the project has met its preoperation goals and is ready for a planned 2 year test run. It's part of DOE's clean coal technology program. Total cost of the Encoal project is $72.6 million, with DOE providing 50%. Authorization means

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