Tulsa firm proposes diesel plant

Friday, February 16th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- A Tulsa company proposes developing a clean-burning diesel fuel plant at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.

Syntroleum Corporation says the $37 million research and development refinery would develop the cleaner fuel from natural gas.

The fuel is cleaner than regular diesel and could be used in environmentally sensitive areas or other areas where exhaust fumes are particularly harmful.

Syntroleum business manager Branch Russell says the U-S Energy Department is to contribute 13 (m) million dollars to the project.

Other partners are Marathon Oil, Daimler-Chrysler and Volkswagen.

Syntroleum is asking the Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority to approve a lease for a ten acre site at the port.