Houston-based Nacero Inc. today announced plans to build a $6 billion manufacturing facility on the site of a former coal mine in Luzerne County, where the company will produce low- and zero-lifecycle carbon footprint gasoline made from natural gas and renewable natural gas.
Nacero’s decision represents the single largest economic development investment in the history of Luzerne County. The facility will bring roughly 4,000 construction jobs to the area, with the complete facility being able to employ approximately 450 people. Work on the new facility will begin in 2022-23 and last several years. Project completion is targeted for 2026-27.
The 100% domestically produced zero-sulfur gasoline can be used in today’s cars and trucks without modification, while cleaning the air and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
If you are writing about Nacero’s decision, please consider the following statement issued by the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA). You can quote me, Kurt Knaus, as spokesman:
“This is one more example of how Pennsylvania’s abundant natural gas resources are driving a manufacturing renaissance and creating thousands of good-paying, family-sustaining jobs for skilled laborers. Our commonwealth has turned a corner. For decades, we watched manufacturing facilities close up shop or leave the state for other places. But now the opposite is happening, as new industries are choosing Pennsylvania because of our vast resources and investing billions of dollars to create jobs, rebuild communities and drive economic growth for decades to come.”
For more than six years, the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance has advocated for the safe, responsible development of critical infrastructure. For more information: