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Gas Processing News

1/1/2022

Russia’s Gazprom announced in late December that the $11-B Nord Stream 2 pipeline is ready to start sending natural gas to Germany.

Case study: Seal-less caustic circulation pump failure

1/1/2022

A Saudi Aramco gas plant contains two (2 × 100%) lean caustic circulation seal-less pumps.

LNG today: Meeting changing infrastructure requirements

1/1/2022

The growing global climate crisis is necessitating the search and need for cleaner energy choices.

Innovative technology for re-liquefying evaporated LNG to meet net-zero emissions targets

1/1/2022

In the current era, environmental challenges do not exist in isolation.

The best ways to deal with heavy hydrocarbons, oxygen and helium in LNG plant feed gas

1/1/2022

Natural gas is one of the world’s most important sources of energy.

Regional Focus: Russia Ready to Control 20% of Global LNG Market by 2030

1/1/2022

Russia plans to increase its annual LNG production to 140 MMtpy by 2035.

Editorial Comment

1/1/2022

One thing that is constant is change.

The path to midstream profitability: Retrofit to improve returns

12/1/2021

The U.S. shale revolution has matured. Due to higher oil prices, shale production has shifted from natural gas basins to oil-rich basins.

New in Gas Processing Technology

12/1/2021

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC) intends to develop a global standard for measuring greenhouse gas emissions in the LNG value chain.

Global Projects Data

12/1/2021

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking more than 250 active gas processing/LNG projects around the world.

Gas Processing News

12/1/2021

China has signed three large LNG deals with U.S. exporter Venture Global LNG, as the world’s second-biggest economy looks to secure long-term supplies amid soaring gas prices and domestic power shortages.

Customize selection of hydrocarbon dewpoint control technology

12/1/2021

The purpose of a hydrocarbon dewpoint control unit is to remove hydrocarbon liquids (NGL) from natural gas so that the hydrocarbon dewpoint specifications of the sales gas (local requirement is 0°C at any pressure) can be met.

Optimize throughput of gas pipelines and facilities with intelligent software

12/1/2021

A drop of liquid. An ice formation. So small and yet so potentially costly and damaging to the operations of gas facilities and pipelines.

Free water prediction for corrosion protection of NGL pipelines

12/1/2021

Natural gas liquids (NGL) separated from natural gas carry varying concentrations of water in the form of free water, water emulsion and soluble water.

Simulation and optimization study for a condensate recovery system

12/1/2021

This article discusses a simulation and optimization study for a low-pressure condensate recovery system used on an oil and gas platform for the extraction of valuable hydrocarbons from flare gas for sale.

Case study: Optimization of LPG process at Ju’aymah NGL fractionation plant

12/1/2021

Optimization initiatives for the LPG Merox process were implemented to reduce operating cost and spent caustic generation at Saudi Aramco’s Ju’aymah NGL fractionation plant.

Executive Viewpoint: Building the foundation for a low-emission LNG facility

12/1/2021

Electric LNG (i.e., eLNG) has emerged as a powerful decarbonization pathway for LNG project stakeholders.

Maintenance and Reliability: Looking beyond processing efficiency to optimize operations

12/1/2021

When facility owners think about plant optimization, the emphasis often is on maximizing throughput and, in many cases, that means focusing on processing equipment.

Editorial Comment

12/1/2021

With Henry Hub (HH) natural gas prices almost twice as high year over year, as of the time of writing in late October, and similarly record-high prices in Europe and Asia driving competition for LNG, the gas market is rife with tension.

Turbomachinery configuration for LNG project concept selection

9/30/2021

Refrigerant compressors are the pumping heart of every LNG plant.

Global Project Data

9/30/2021

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

New in Gas Processing Technology

9/30/2021

Wison Offshore & Marine Co. Ltd. announced that four modules for the first train of the Arctic LNG 2 project, weighing nearly 50,000 tons, have been completed after nearly 2 yr of effort and are ready for shipment.

U.S. Industry Metrics

9/30/2021

Tightening natural gas market supply/demand fundamentals resulted in a rally in Henry Hub prices from late August into September, with prices up more than 100% on the year.

Gas Processing News

9/30/2021

Excelerate Energy LP concluded with Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) the negotiation stage of the tender process for the lease of the Bahia regasification terminal.

Dry gas seal failure analysis and reliability improvement

9/30/2021

Dry gas seals (DGSs) are comprised of many delicate components used for sealing and are used on axial/centrifugal/screw compressors and turboexpanders in various industries.

Realize the full potential of stationary gas engine oil with used oil analysis

9/30/2021

Used oil analysis is widely considered a vital tool for operators of stationary gas engines.

Turboexpander repair and maintenance for sustained performance and profitability

9/30/2021

Turboexpanders are critical equipment for many applications including gas processing, industrial gas, power recovery and power generation, and their longevity and sustained performance is often key to the profitability of a business.

Ju`aymah NGL fractionation energy optimization initiatives

9/30/2021

Wasting energy reduces plant profitability and its sustainability footprint.

Optimize the design and configuration of ambient air heaters for LNG regasification

9/30/2021

An LNG regasification terminal converts LNG from a temperature of nearly −160°C back into natural gas at atmospheric temperature for distribution across a consumer network.

Maintenance and Reliability: Prevent unplanned shutdowns for LNG liquefaction facilities

9/30/2021

Although an unplanned shutdown is an integrated part of the operational and safety management system of an operating plant, unplanned shutdowns for a modern LNG liquefaction operating facility often become some of the costliest events for the facility owner.