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Innovation of LNG Carriers Continues

Innovation of LNG Carriers Continues

In the late 1950s, engineers put their theories to the test and converted a World War II cargo carrier into a prototype LNG carrier called the Methane Pioneer. After demonstrating the viability of the ocean carrier on eight different trips, the birth of an LNG fleet...
Small-scale and Micro LNG Provide New Opportunities

Small-scale and Micro LNG Provide New Opportunities

Development for traditional LNG production and distribution is increasingly cost-prohibitive, with only so many purpose-built ports capable of taking on high-capacity LNG carriers. But with modest growth in LNG demand expected through 2025 and technological advances...
Congested Rights of Way Make Pipeline Construction More Difficult

Congested Rights of Way Make Pipeline Construction More Difficult

Between due diligence, permitting, facility negotiations, database administration, survey coordination, document preparation, estimating, and condemnation support, right-of-way acquisition can be a highly complex undertaking. In recent years, the process has grown...
Condensate Production to Outpace Splitter Demand by 2017

Condensate Production to Outpace Splitter Demand by 2017

According to Energy Security Analysts Inc. (ESAI) – an independent research firm that analyzes and forecasts physical and financial markets for petroleum, natural gas, power, and renewable energy – the U.S. could have a condensate surplus of as much as 200,000 barrel...
Using Cryogenic Separation for NGL Extraction 101

Using Cryogenic Separation for NGL Extraction 101

Cryogenic separation is a processing operation that is commonly used to extract natural gas liquids (NGLs) from raw natural gas. Unlike absorption methods, which are used primarily for extracting heavier NGLs, cryogenic processes are used to separate out lighter...
The Art of Pipeline and Facility Survey and Placement

The Art of Pipeline and Facility Survey and Placement

Most aspects of getting oil and gas from the ground to the consumer as a refined or pure product are complicated, requiring knowledge and practical application of it from a variety of professionals. From exploration to distribution, well-trained geologists,...