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Gas Processing News

6/1/2022

Antigua Power Co. Ltd. has awarded Wärtsilä an EPC contract to build a new LNG terminal on the island nation of Antigua.

How digital technology helps processing industries connect the dots

6/1/2022

Leaders in the processing industry are exploring ways of using digital technology to create intelligent and autonomous operations that optimize daily production, manage risk, improve margins and enable a more flexible workforce.

Editorial Comment

6/1/2022

Modern society would not be possible without the use of pipelines to transport natural gas, crude oil and finished products to demand centers.

Global Project Data

5/1/2022

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) database is tracking nearly 230 active gas processing/LNG projects around the world.

Safe design and operation of renewable natural gas facilities

5/1/2022

The U.S. produces almost 70 MMtpy of waste; over time, this waste generates biogas with the help of bacteria.

Versatile and capable: Advantages of regenerative turbine pumps in LPG applications

5/1/2022

Autogas (also referred to as LPG) has become a popular fuel source around the globe, evidenced by its steady increase in consumption in recent years.

Case study: The science behind amine process column corrosion and remedial solutions

5/1/2022

This case study examines how and why corrosion takes place within amine vessels, the corrosion mitigation strategies available, and a comparison of high-velocity thermal spray (HVTS) with a low-velocity alternative.

A competitive study for the behavior of amines in acid gas

5/1/2022

Natural gas is the most common fossil fuel. However, because it exists in deep underground reservoirs, it may contain several non-hydrocarbon components [e.g., hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2)].

Simplified simulation model for an LNG terminal

5/1/2022

The natural gas liquids/liquefied natural gas (NGL/LNG) value chain encompasses the production, processing and liquefaction of natural gas (NG) to LNG, its long-distance transportation, and its regasification as it travels from the wellhead to end users.

Decarbonize LNG liquefaction with pre-combustion CO2 capture technology

5/1/2022

In recent years, lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions studies of the natural gas industry have drawn attention to the significant environmental impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Considerations for not providing a dedicated spare pressure-relief device

5/1/2022

Pressure-relief devices (PRDs) play a critical role in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

Engineering assessments in support of pipeline safety: Emerging trends and approaches—Part 1

5/1/2022

Engineering assessments will increasingly be applied in the pipeline industry to demonstrate related fitness-for-service and appropriate safety margins to stakeholders, including industry, regulatory agencies and the public.

Soft startup of best practices for commissioning of amine plants

4/1/2022

The startup and commissioning of hydrocarbon plants can present unique challenges that, if not anticipated and addressed in the pre-commissioning and commissioning periods, will inhibit plant startup and increase the difficulty of achieving product specifications in a timely manner.

The carbon conundrum: Digital technologies drive sustainability in LNG production and transmission

3/1/2022

Shell’s Prelude FLNG (floating LNG) vessel is the largest floating production, storage and offtake vessel in the world, weighing as much as six aircraft carriers and stretching 1,601 ft.

Case study: Sour condensate NGL export pumps seal failure

3/1/2022

In a facility, a frequent seal failure occurred on two sour condensate natural gas liquids (NGL) export pumps.

Redundancy via KVM technology keeps critical systems accessible

3/1/2022

The proliferation of computers and IT-based systems in industrial process automation has created a need for advanced and flexible system access to these computers.

Digital transformation in LNG requires a long-term, data-driven approach

3/1/2022

The energy transition has begun, and natural gas, especially in its liquefied form, promises to play a key role in enabling the shift to a greener and cleaner global power picture.

LNG plant emergency response: Prepare, remain vigilant, execute

3/1/2022

Have you ever heard of an “emergency reaction team?” The likely answer is “No.”

Investigations of high pressure drop observed in ASU columns

3/1/2022

The measured pressure drop of columns in air separation units (ASU) is often reported as being higher than the predicted pressure drop.

New in Gas Processing Technology

3/1/2022

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has begun construction on the largest LNG bunkering barge ever built in the U.S.

Global Project Data

3/1/2022

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking more than 250 active gas processing/LNG projects around the world. As shown in the world map, the Asia-Pacific region is the leader in active gas processing/LNG projects, doubling its nearest competing regions of Eastern Eur..

Gas Processing News

3/1/2022

In its annual LNG outlook, Shell announced that additional LNG supplies will be needed to satisfy increasing natural gas demand, especially for Asia.

Lessons learned to optimize flare gas recovery systems in gas plant operations

3/1/2022

There are more than 100 flares spread across many operating facilities in the upstream and downstream oil and gas processing plants of Saudi Aramco.

Sustainability

3/1/2022

More than 100 participating countries at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) signed the Global Methane Pledge, in which they agreed to take action to reduce methane emissions at least 30% by 2030 vs. 2020 levels.

Industry Focus: Maximizing the performance of your ETRM system

3/1/2022

Energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems are vital for the support of business processes associated with trading energy commodities such as crude oil, refined products, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and electric power, as well as facilitating the movement and delivery of those energy commodities and associated risk management activities.

Editorial Comment

3/1/2022

The gas processing/LNG sector is investing in new technologies to mitigate carbon emissions from both operations and its supply chain.

Feed gas quality limits acid gas removal unit capacity

1/1/2022

Plant A is a gas processing and natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery facility designed to process 2.53 Bsft3d of sour associated gas received from four segregated gasoil separation plants (GOSPs).

Optimum air exchangers fans control selection in distillation columns

1/1/2022

Air exchangers are commonly used in distillation columns to remove heat generated by the columns’ reboilers, and use the lower temperature product as reflux.

New in Gas Processing Technology

1/1/2022

Technip Energies and Svante have entered an MOU to further develop Svante’s solid sorbent carbon capture technology and provide integrated solutions from concept to project delivery.

Global Project Data

1/1/2022

At more than 250 active projects, the gas processing/LNG sector represents nearly 25% market share in active projects globally.