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WMPI Coal-to-Oil Refinery costs double as Federal funding sought

The cost of the refinery project was consistently reported (through various news articles other sources) as around $300-312 million until 2002, the year that WMPI applied for $100 million in federal funding from the first round of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). No explanation has been given for this sudden near-doubling of project costs.

Cost of WMPI refinery

Date Cost (millions) News Source
3/16/1998 $300 ultracleanfuels.com
2/10/1999 $300 ultracleanfuels.com
5/12/1999 $312 ultracleanfuels.com
5/1/2000 $312 ultracleanfuels.com & ultracleanfuels.com
5/19/2000 $312 ultracleanfuels.com
6/11/2000 $312 ultracleanfuels.com
10/7/2000 $312 ultracleanfuels.com
3/18/2001 $300 ultracleanfuels.com
3/1/2001 $312 ultracleanfuels.com
11/23/2001 $300 ultracleanfuels.com
1/4/2002 $450 ultracleanfuels.com
2/3/2002 $400 ultracleanfuels.com
3/22/2002 $350 ultracleanfuels.com or whitehousechronicle.com & whitehousechronicle.com
4/13/2002 $350 ultracleanfuels.com
4/20/2002 $350 ultracleanfuels.com
7/17/2002 $600 ultracleanfuels.com
12/31/2002 $612 ultracleanfuels.com
1/13/2003 $612 ultracleanfuels.com
1/15/2003 $612 ultracleanfuels.com
2/15/2003 $612 ultracleanfuels.com
7/11/2003 $612 pottsville.com
1/8/2004 $612 ultracleanfuels.com
1/15/2004 $600 ultracleanfuels.com
7/24/2004 $612 ultradirtyfuels.com or kansascity.com or energybulletin.net
9/28/2005 $612 ultradirtyfuels.com or
9/29/2005 $612 ultracleanfuels.com
9/30/2005 $612 ultradirtyfuels.com or zwire.com & ultradirtyfuels.com or pittsburghlive.com & ultradirtyfuels.com or post-gazette.com
10/30/2005 $612 ultracleanfuels.com & readingeagle.com
12/9/2005 $612 ultradirtyfuels.com or zwire.com
12/20/2005 $612 zwire.com
1/7/2006 $612 ultradirtyfuels.com or zwire.com & ultradirtyfuels.com or zwire.com
1/10/2006 $612 ultradirtyfuels.com or mcall.com
1/11/2006 $612 ultradirtyfuels.com or zwire.com & ultradirtyfuels.com or zwire.com
1/13/2006 $612 ultradirtyfuels.com or zwire.com