Gas Processing/LNG

Novel configuration for near-IR analysis of refinery LPG composition and control

Foulk, S., Guided Wave Inc.; Mistry, S., Suncor Energy Inc.

Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is a powerful tool that is in widespread use in the refining, chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. NIR spectroscopic process analyzers are commonly used in refineries for a variety of composition and physical property measurements, such as octane number, aromatics content and distillation properties of feed and finished products.

Handling mercaptans in gas processing plants

Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Northrop, P. S., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

With the continued development of sour gas fields around the world, the removal of mercaptans from gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon streams is becoming a challenge for today’s gas processing plants.

Business Trends: India’s natural gas demand—a welcome sign for LNG exporters

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

India is emerging as the world’s new oil demand center. Complementing its thirst for crude oil, the country has the potential to become a hotbed for natural gas consumption over the next few years.

Editorial Comment: In defense of intellectual property integrity

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the publishing business, a key editorial responsibility is ensuring the integrity of all articles that are chosen for publication. This column elaborates on additional ways that prospective authors can help ensure that readers trust what we print.

Industry Perspectives: New gas processing/LNG project announcements decline for second straight year

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, over 1,000 new projects have been announced since 2014. Nearly half of these projects were announced in 2014, and the trend shows a steady decline in new project announcements since that time.

Shift to gas: A contribution on the path to sustainability

Koenig, E., Schneider Electric

The COP21 event left the world with new mandates to develop and implement low-emissions energy sources to power the global economy. To limit global warming, the world must increase the use of resources like natural gas, which offers a quick, relatively clean and inexpensive interim step in the global transition from high-emissions resources to renewable energy sources.

Qatargas announces commercial start-up of Laffan Refinery 2

DOHA, Qatar -- Qatargas announced the commercial start-up of Laffan Refinery 2, marking an expansion of refining capacity in the State of Qatar. The project will refine 146,000 bpd of condensate from the North Field, the largest non-associated natural gas reserve in the world.

Cold weather, supply outages fuel LNG winning streak

MILAN (Reuters) -- Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices remained firm into the final leg of 2016 as cold temperatures in South Korea, China and Turkey fueled demand while global supply faltered.

SOCAR signs license agreements with Technip, Axens, others

On Dec. 20, technology license agreements were signed between SOCAR and Technip, Univation, Axens, and SinopecTech. The agreements envisage advanced processing of natural gas and production polymer products using technology as a part of SOCAR GPC project.

Polish regulator approves PGNiG gas price hike for Q1 2017

WARSAW (Reuters) -- Poland's biggest gas firm PGNiG will increase the price of high-methane gas it sells by 12.2% and the price of nitrogen-rich gas by 13.4% from the start of next year, the company said, citing an approval from energy regulator URE.