Petrochemicals group Sasol and India's Tata are mulling investing in a multibillion-dollar coal-to-liquid (CTL) plant in India to produce up to 80000 bpd of liquid fuel. The companies are launching a pre feasibility study on the viability of the project, which could cost US$5-7 bln. The final cost would depend on concessions and infrastructure. The proposed CTL project would mainly produce diesel and naphtha along with some quantity of liquid petroleum gas. Sasol, which owns and operates the only integrated CTL commercial facility in the world, based at Secunda, is a 50% equity partner in the Indian venture, providing equity, technology and operational expertise.