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EPA approves 50th GHG construction permit for natural gas project Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the 50thgreenhouse gas (GHG) permit in Texas.

EPA recently issued three final GHG Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits for the Formosa Plastics Corp. facility near Victoria, Texas. Formosa will add two gas-fired combined-cycle gas turbines to the existing chemical utility unit. Each unit will be able to generate 80-MW of power. The existing plant will use six General Electric (NYSE: GE) 7EA gas-fired turbines in addition to the two new GE 7EA turbines with duct burners.

EPA has finalized 50 GHG permits, proposed four more and currently has 11 applications under development in Texas. Of the 189 GHG permits issued nationwide, EPA has issued 61 and the states have issued 128.