July 2007

Special Report: Liquefied Natural Gas Developments

New Italian offshore liquefied natural gas receiving terminal

How this facility is meeting stringent regulatory requirements and saving energy

Mangia, C., Adriatic LNG

Natural gas (NG) demand is forecast to be the fastest growing energy source over the next 25 years. In Italy, NG consumption is projected to go from 85 billion standard cubic meters per year (bscmy) in 2005, to 100 bscmy in 2015, a 17% increase, as domestic production declines. To meet future domestic demand, there are a number of proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals either already approved or being assessed by the Italian government. As this market expands, receiving terminal design must be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The key factor to operating a terminal is regasifying LNG. The one existing in-country LNG import terminal has utilized submerged co

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