Williams County Approves Permit For Cerilon

Cerilon announces Williams County’s approval of the company’s application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), an important next step in Cerilon GTL North Dakota’s development.

“We’ve worked hard to meet the county’s high expectations for the project in its early phases of design and engineering,” said Ron Opperman, CEO, Cerilon GTL. “This approval is significant because it signals we have thoroughly demonstrated our plans to create substantial economic benefit while also carefully considering and mitigating the potential impacts of this project’s development.”

Cerilon has proposed an innovative gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility that will transform natural gas into unique, high-performance synthetic products. These products include industry-leading Group III+ base oils, ultra-low sulphur diesel and naphtha. The site, near Trenton, ND, was selected for several reasons, including its proximity to abundant natural gas supplies, access to road and rail transportation, and existing local infrastructure.

Cerilon GTL North Dakota is the first larger-scale, natural gas-fed GTL facility in North America. It will also feature carbon capture and storage, making this nominally 24,000 barrel-per-day facility the first of its kind in the world.

“This project is a foundational part of our vision to deliver energy transition at scale,” added Nico Duursema. “We’re on track to meet our goal of having all permits in place by the end of this year, progress that further mitigates investment risk and brings us one step closer to delivering on our vision.”


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