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Industry Focus: EastMed pipeline faces technical challenges, competition

5/1/2021

The outcome of the EastMed pipeline project—a planned, 1,900-km (1,180-mi), subsea pipeline that would supply Europe with 9 Bm3y–12 Bm3y of natural gas from the Eastern Mediterranean—is being closely watched by many on the global stage.

Regional Focus: Africa’s floating LNG sector looks to regain footing post-pandemic

5/1/2021

The drive to harness natural gas reserves in Africa is supporting low-emissions energy generation and effective monetization of marginal and small gas fields.

New in Gas Processing Technology

3/1/2021

Remote inspection technology specialist Air Control Entech has developed a lightweight, optical gas imaging inspection system for use in global oil and gas inspection.

U.S. Industry Metrics

3/1/2021

Full-year 2020 data for LNG exports from the U.S., released by the EIA in March, show that U.S. LNG exports averaged 6.6 Bft3d on a yearly basis and increased 1.6 Bft3d (32%) year-on-year.

Global Project Data

3/1/2021

According to Shell, global LNG demand is forecast to nearly double to 700 MMtpy by 2040.

Gas Processing News

3/1/2021

BCCK Holding Co. (BCCK) signed an agreement with Archaea Energy to provide a 13,700-sft3/min Style IV NiTech nitrogen rejection unit (NRU) to the world’s largest high-BTU landfill gas-to-energy plant in Pennsylvania, U.S.

Process technologies for LNG production

3/1/2021

LNG is purified natural gas converted into liquid form. In this physical state, NGL takes up 1/600th the volume of gas in its natural form,

The smart gas plant: An integrated, intelligent gathering and processing super system

3/1/2021

Midstream operators typically own both the gathering networks that transport natural gas and the downstream treating and processing facilities that convert this raw feed into marketable products, such as residue gas and Y-grade NGL.

Mitigate fouling in process units via advanced analysis

3/1/2021

Fouling, or the undesired accumulation of solid material on a surface, is an increasingly prevalent and challenging problem in processing plants across many industries.

Evolution and innovation for an increasingly dispersed LNG market

3/1/2021

The LNG industry must adapt to changing market conditions to grow, thrive and reach its full potential.

Obtain accurate NOX values for strategies to reduce emissions from combustion

3/1/2021

In the process of developing low-nitrogen-oxide-emissions (NOX) combustion appliances, the request for the volume of NOX emissions from the tail flame is given in milligrams/kilowatt hour (mg/kWh) in almost all national and regional standards and related certifications.

Reduce emissions and save energy with an unconventional flare gas recovery system

3/1/2021

An unconventional flare gas recovery system (FGRS) can be designed without a gas compressor to collect the boiloff gas from the ethane tank to the boilers at the utility area.

Executive Viewpoint: GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center makes big strides in H2 projects, advocacy

3/1/2021

To address the many challenges and opportunities in the world’s energy future, the U.S.-headquartered, global-focused GTI recently launched a Hydrogen Technology Center with world-class research and development capabilities.

Regional Focus: India leaps forward on natural gas infrastructure

3/1/2021

The operator of Europe’s largest natural gas transmission network is working to invest in the Indian gas pipeline business.

Editorial Comment

3/1/2021

What are “green technologies,” and why do we need them in gas processing and LNG?

New in Gas Processing Technology

1/1/2021

Johnson Matthey (JM) has secured a multiple-license order for China’s Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group’s project to develop five of the largest single-train methanol plants in the world.

Industry Metrics

1/1/2021

U.S. exports of LNG set a new record in December 2020, averaging 9.8 Bft3d, according to the U.S. EIA.

Global Project Data

1/1/2021

<i>Hydrocarbon Processing’s</i> Construction Boxscore Database and Energy Web Atlas are tracking 330 active gas processing/LNG projects in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

Gas Processing News

1/1/2021

U.S. energy regulators approved a plan by Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Trans-Foreland Pipeline Co. LLC unit to convert the Kenai LNG export plant in Alaska into an import terminal.

Natural gas liquids extraction and separation

1/1/2021

Natural gas liquids (NGL) are a group of hydrocarbons, sometimes referred to as purity NGL, that includes ethane, propane, normal butane (n-butane), isobutane and natural gasoline (pentanes plus).

Improve gas turbine operation with a reliability analysis

1/1/2021

Gas turbines require regular maintenance to ensure reliability and consistent performance.

Technical and economic impacts of piperazine content in MDEA solvents

1/1/2021

Amine units used in gas and liquid hydrocarbon treating utilize various solvent formulations.

Increase separation efficiency with enhanced slug catcher internals

1/1/2021

Gas facilities use slug catcher vessels to separate arriving gas and liquids. These vessels are typically three-phase separators designed with vane-type mist eliminators.

Caustic treatment design, integration and waste disposal for gas plants

1/1/2021

Gas processing plants offer a very different landscape than the typical oil refinery, and the methods used to treat sulfur (S) compounds in the liquids must be adjusted accordingly.

Editorial Comment: H2Tech

1/1/2021

This year, the Gulf Energy Information family expands with the introduction of H2Tech, the first technical publication devoted entirely to applications and trends for the hydrogen community worldwide.

Regional Focus: Developing LNG infrastructure for West Africa’s gas-to-power push

1/1/2021

In West Africa, governments have embraced the use of gas as a low-carbon fuel to increase electricity generation, which is creating additional demand for LNG.

New in Gas Processing Technology

11/30/2020

Before biomethane can be supplied to private and industrial customers, its calorific value must first be adapted to the natural gas network.

U.S. Industry Metrics

11/30/2020

The EIA expects that total U.S. consumption of natural gas will average 83.7 Bft3d in 2020, down 1.8% from 2019.

Global Project Data

11/30/2020

<i>Hydrocarbon Processing’s</i> Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,400 active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

Gas Processing News

11/30/2020

Global economic slowdown has led to reduced demand for LNG produced in the U.S.