April 2007

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HPIn LNG: Rising global LNG production will likely cause a shift in petrochemical feedstocks

The impending rapid increase in the production and consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is widely recognized as a major factor that will affect the natural gas markets in many regions of the wor..

Gist, Ron L., Purvin & Gertz

The impending rapid increase in the production and consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is widely recognized as a major factor that will affect the natural gas markets in many regions of the world. However, the related increase in the production of the natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the gas, and the effect that this increase will have on the petrochemical industry, is generally less recognized. Every two years, Purvin & Gertz conducts a study of the global markets for propane and butane—liquified petroleum gas (LPG). During the alternating years, we analyze the NGL markets in North America, which provides insight into the supply/demand of ethane. From these two studies, we have c

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