September 2006

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HPIn LNG: Challenges ahead for LNG

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play an important role in meeting future natural gas demand/ consumption. Particularly in industrial nations, natural gas (NG) is the preferred fuel for power generati..

Mokhatab, S., Consultant

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play an important role in meeting future natural gas demand/ consumption. Particularly in industrial nations, natural gas (NG) is the preferred fuel for power generation. Yet, growing NG demand cannot be satisfied by existing domestic sources. In addition, LNG has emerged as the favored solution to transport remote (or stranded) gas supplies to consumer markets. However, the LNG supply chain is complex and technologically demanding. It involves: Extraction and liquefaction of NG Shipment on special refrigerated tankers Handling, transfer and storage of liquefied gas under cryogenic conditions Regasification at coastal import terminals that faci

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