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Industry Focus: Sensor advances allow pipeline leak detection to take to the skies

9/30/2021

Sustainability and green initiatives have always been laudable objectives, with mission statements around the world confirming commitments to lower emissions and energy consumption, and increase recyclability, to name a few.

Regional Focus: Balancing Africa’s world-class LNG projects and the environment

9/30/2021

The construction of world-scale natural gas processing plants by three of Africa’s top natural gas producers has attracted scrutiny, despite efforts to commercialize the continent’s hydrocarbon resources and expand energy supply on the continent.

Editorial Comment

9/30/2021

The editors of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>, sister publication to Gas Processing & LNG, will release their “HPI Market Data 2022” annual forecast report in October.

Are cylinder liners necessary for high-speed reciprocating gas compressors?

8/1/2021

Wear is common in reciprocating gas compressors (RGCs) due to sliding and rotational motion of parts.

Verification of SWS performance and capacity restoration

8/1/2021

A book by Lieberman1 stresses that it is essential to make existing units work adequately and efficiently.

New in Gas Processing Technology

8/1/2021

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish energy company Vantaa Energy Ltd. have signed a cooperation agreement for pre-engineering and development of a power-to-gas (P2G) plant for Vantaa Energy.

Show Preview: Gastech 2021 moves to Dubai for in-person exhibition and conference

8/1/2021

From 21–23 September, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference will take place in Dubai, UAE as the first major energy event to be held live and in person in 2021.

U.S. Industry Metrics

8/1/2021

The U.S. EIA expects domestic natural gas production to increase in 2021 as demand falls.

Global Project Data

8/1/2021

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

Gas Processing News

8/1/2021

The share of LNG in India’s gas consumption could rise to 70% from the present 50% in 10 yr, and new import terminals are needed, according to LNG import terminal operator Petronet LNG Ltd.

Achieve three efficiencies in MR compressors for SSLNG

8/1/2021

In the equipment they use, investors in small-scale LNG (SSLNG) face a steep challenge: They must achieve cost efficiency, operational efficiency and energy efficiency—all with maximum availability.

SSLNG-to-power solutions for optimized CAPEX and OPEX

8/1/2021

LNG-to-power has become an established term in the international energy industry, whereby gas-fueled power stations are exclusively supplied from an adjacent LNG storage terminal.

Standardized, modular, small-scale LNG with low lifecycle cost

8/1/2021

Natural gas has developed into the fossil fuel of choice for power generation, industrial use and domestic heating. It produces 30%–40% lower carbon emissions than oil or coal, and zero sulfur emissions.

Industry Focus: LPG sector poised for sustainable fuel transformation

8/1/2021

Like virtually all industries, the liquified petroleum gas (LPG) sector was challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020.

Editorial Comment

8/1/2021

Worldwide, small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity is expected to expand by 30% over the next 4 yr, increasing from 33.9 MMtpy in 2021 to 43.92 MMtpy in 2025.

Evaluate ERW and SAW pipes for onshore buried gas pipelines

6/1/2021

The question of whether to use electric resistance welding (ERW) pipe or submerged arc welding (SAW) pipe for an onshore gas pipeline project arises frequently.

New in Gas Processing Technology

6/1/2021

Waga Energy has been enlisted by the Mauricie Residual Materials Management Board to deploy its landfill gas-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) technology at the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès landfill in Quebec, Canada.

Gas Processing News

6/1/2021

CNG Fuels has started building Scotland’s first public access renewable biomethane heavy goods vehicle (HGV) refueling station, which will allow fleet operators to run their vehicles on low-carbon fuel, support net zero plans and save money.

Sulfur recovery for gas processing plants

6/1/2021

Natural gas produced in gas fields is a mixture of hydrocarbons containing hydrogen sulfide (H<sub>2</sub>S) and organic sulfur species (carbonyl sulfide, COS; carbon disulfide, CS<sub>2</sub>; and mercaptans, RSH), along with other impurities.

Specifying trip valves is critical for LNG service

6/1/2021

Appropriately specifying trip valves in the world of natural gas liquification is a critical element.

Energy savings for a propane refrigerant compressor using simulation

6/1/2021

Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu fractionation plant utilizes deethanizers, depropanizers, debutanizers and an RVP column.

Improve gas-gas exchanger footprint and economics with a PSHE

6/1/2021

Plate-type heat exchangers are known for high heat transfer coefficients.

Introduction to oil bearing turboexpander rotor dynamics

6/1/2021

Turboexpanders are the ideal choice for processes with large pressure drops that require refrigeration or power recovery.

Pipelines update: PHMSA regulations and the PIPES Act of 2020

6/1/2021

With the reauthorization of the PIPES Act (i.e., Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2020), the oil and gas industry is in line for changes that will have an effect on nearly every pipeline operator.

Use a seven-step procedure to mark piping CMLs

6/1/2021

Piping is considered one of the most valuable assets in any hydrocarbon processing facility. Many meters of piping run through these facilities, transporting process fluid from one unit to another.

Editorial Comment

5/1/2021

Facing regulatory uncertainty, competition from renewable energy and increasing calls for decarbonization, natural gas pipeline operators are studying the blending of hydrogen into their networks to produce lower-carbon methane and test their equipment’s capability for handling H2/methane blends.

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.