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Sasol, BP, Juniper GTL, Pinto Energy to Headline Fourth-Annual GTL North America Conference

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/16/14 -- The premiere conference on North American gas conversion via synthesis gas, GTL North America, will this year take a producer's perspective. Among the speakers are representatives from Sasol, BP, Juniper GTL, and Pinto Energy. The conference will be held June 4 and 5 at Houston's Westin Galleria Hotel and feature a tour Ventech's gasification-equipment manufacturing facility for delegates to gain a sense of technology readiness.

"With such an abundance of reserves, producers are evaluating numerous gas-conversion routes," said Chris Cothran, lead syngas analyst at Zeus Development Corporation, an energy research firm. "Thanks to advancements in modular technology, there is a strong push by producers to convert gas to high value products. They have a broad array of options; we're currently tracking 40 projects."

The GTL North America series of conferences covers such gas-conversion routes as Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, methanol synthesis, including methanol-to-gasoline and methanol-to-dimethyl ether (DME), ammonia, direct-reduced iron and chlor-alkali. Representatives from the following organizations have participated in past conferences: ABB, Accenture, Air Liquide, Air Products, Airgas, Aker, Alantum, Albemarle, Aleph Sciences, Allen & Overy, American Power Group, AMM Consulting, Anadarko, Anderson Global, Antero, Apache, Aplethora, Apollo, Applied Natural Gas Fuels, Applied Research Associates, Atlas Copco, Axens, Baard Energy, Baker & O'Brien, Baker Hughes, BCCK, Beard Construciton, Benson, Black & Veatch, Bluewater, BNP, Bonnie View, BP, Bracewell & Giuliani, Braeburn, Broadrock, Calumet, Calysta Energy, Carbon Energy, Carbon Sciences, Casale Group, Celanese,, Cemex, CH2M Hill, Chart Industries, Cheniere, Chevron, Chiyoda, Choren, Clariant, Clean Air Task Force, Clean Global Energy, Commonwealth Engineering, CompactGTL, Compliance, ConocoPhillips, CIRI, Cooper Investment, Corser, Coskata, CSIRO, Cumberland & Western, Daelim, Dart, Davy Process, DOE, Dougherty, Dow Chemical, E-Meta Venture, EcoZenergy, EmberClear, Emerging Fuels, Emery, Enbridge, Encana, Energy Technology Partners, Enhanced Clean Fuels, Ergo Exergy, Excelsior Energy, Extiel, ExxonMobil, Fifth Ring, Fluor, Fulcrum BioEnergy, Gas2 Limited, Gazprom, GE, Great Northern Power, Greenpower Energy, Greyrock Energy, GTL Processors, GTL Solutions, Gulf Process, Haldor Topsoe, Hatch, Hayward Tyler, Heritage Environmental, Honeywell, Hoopes, Hunt Oil, IAG, ICNT Americas, IHS, Inpex, Jacobs, JGC, and many others.

More information is available online at http://www.gtlnorthamerica.com.

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