June 2004

Trends and Resources

Industry Developments

Gas Processes The demand for natural gas (NG) continues to increase and, in some cases, exceeds available supply. Thus, producers are expanding all opportunities to bring more NG to consuming market..

Gas Processes The demand for natural gas (NG) continues to increase and, in some cases, exceeds available supply. Thus, producers are expanding all opportunities to bring more NG to consuming markets. For example, NG demand in the US Lower 48 states is estimated to grow from 20 trillion ft3 in 1995 to over 25 trillion ft3 in 2015. The main drivers for this expanding consumption are the commercial and electrical power generation sectors. More capacity is and will be needed to clean up NG to pipeline specs. Such projects involve removing excess water, liquid component separation via compression, low-temperature separation or absorption and fractionation. Other critical

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