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NEW COLUMBIA — It was the citizens’ voice — and the plummeting price of natural gas — that prompted National Gypsum to halt plans for a West Milton power generation plant fueled by burning tires, the Charlotte, N.C., company said Friday.Meanwhile, En-Tire Logistics LLC of Bedford, Texas, which would have operated the facility, plans to regroup and pursue a tire-derived fuel plant elsewhere in Pennsylvania, its chief executive officer told The Daily Item on Friday.

National Gypsum would have bought steam and electricity produced from the plant En-Tire planned to install and operate next to National Gypsum’s Union County facility, a recycled paper plant that uses natural gas to fuel its boiler.  However, with the price of natural gas considerably lower, using the tire-burning power generator no longer offered a cost savings to National Gypsum, the company said.

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Written by Elizabeth McCullough

January 12, 2014 at 12:39 am

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