SinoCoking Coal announced government to supply gas pipeline distribution network SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries said that the local government of Pingdingshan has agreed to provide the company with an extensive gas pipeline distribution network and gas storage system as well as a land allotment of over 7.5 square miles of high-quality coal, all of which will support the development and continuing operations of SCOK's recently announced $300M underground mine coal-to-syngas conversion project. Additionally, the government of Pingdingshan may issue "significant" financial grants to SinoCoking after assessing the project's initial performance. The gas pipeline network and storage system will connect each of SinoCoking's four mines in Henan Province with most of its major population and industrial centers. The 7.5 square miles of high-quality coal will be used by SinoCoking to refine its underground coal-to-syngas technology before commencing sales of syngas in February of next year. The gas will be sold to local power, chemical and transportation companies as well as households requiring electricity in Henan Province, said the company.