The Gas and Oil Association of West Virginia (GO-WV) today congratulated CNX Resources and its strategic partners, Adams Fork Energy, LLC and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, on the announcement of its Adams Fork Energy clean ammonia production project slated to be built in Mingo County, W.Va., with construction tentatively scheduled for 2024.

According to GO-WV Executive Director Charlie Burd, the Adams Fork Energy plant will be the largest clean ammonia facility in the United States with an initial production capacity of 2.16 million metric tons and ample capabilities for expansion.

Burd said, “CNX Resources can be praised for coupling modern science and engineering and coming up with this innovative project that will anchor the State’s Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2 Hydrogen Hub) application to the US Department of Energy, while also serving as a much-needed boost to the economy of Southern West Virginia.”

Adams Fork Energy will utilize local, low-carbon-intensity natural gas as a feedstock to manufacture ammonia. The proposed plant will implement carbon-capture technology, which will greatly reduce greenhouse emissions and help further advance American energy security. It is expected to support 2,000 construction jobs and provide increased tax revenues.

Burd continued, “This investment by CNX Resources and its partners is a primary example why the development of clean burning natural gas is key to the future of West Virginia and America. GO-WV strongly supports and encourages this project, and other developments being considered, which will utilize natural gas to propel the Mountain State’s economy and fulfill the effort to make America energy independent while also providing for a cleaner environment for decades to come.”