July 2007

Special Report: Liquefied Natural Gas Developments

North American natural gas market and infrastructure

The race is on to expand liquefied natural gas capacity to meet growing demand

Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Wood, D. A., David Wood & Associates

Falling North American domestic gas production and growing demand for natural gas (NG) have, in the past five years, fueled capacity expansions at the four existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving and regasification terminals onshore the Lower 48 states. Fifty applications for approval to build new terminals in the US, Canada and Mexico have been submitted to regulatory authorities as well. The US has traditionally supplied its NG markets predominantly from domestic production, supplemented by significant pipeline import contributions from Canada. However, growing LNG import contributions from several countries around the world now play an important role and this will grow rapidly over

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