January 2007

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Gas-to-liquids: a mature technology with growth potential

Growing reliance on gas is an emerging trend, and gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology will play an increasingly significant role as crude oil resources are depleting, says Tony Schenk, business developmen..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Growing reliance on gas is an emerging trend, and gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology will play an increasingly significant role as crude oil resources are depleting, says Tony Schenk, business development manager with Global Process Systems, based in the UAE. Understanding of the technology has increased, with more players investing in R&D to improve the technology and widen its applications. Some of the latest gas-to-liquids developments include: Huge capacity of plants being built in Qatar and the very first one in Nigeria Use in the US of coal gasification – a more unlimited source of stranded gas – as feedstock Shell's successful operation of a demonstration plant fo

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