December 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Scottish distillers jump on natural gas bandwagon

The excitement about natural gas as a useful industrial tool has spread to the Scottish countryside. A collection of whisky distillers in the Speyside area of Scotland plans to invest £7.6 MM to ..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The excitement about natural gas as a useful industrial tool has spread to the Scottish countryside. A collection of whisky distillers in the Speyside area of Scotland plans to invest £7.6 MM to install a 16-mile gas pipeline that will link four of these distilleries to the main gas network. Diageo, Chivas Brothers and Angus Dundee said the pipeline will end their reliance upon fuel oil and will cut their energy costs by around 30%. The new pipeline will connect distilleries at The Glenlivet, Tormore, Cragganmore and Tomintoul with Scotland’s main gas network. Work on the underground pipeline began in November and is expected to be completed within 18 months. The conversion to nat

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