Buoyant Transfer System Simplifies Natural Gas Transportation

A new, fully mobile buoyant transfer system for offloading natural gas from ships to land may lead to increased distribution to new markets around the world. Continue reading Buoyant Transfer System Simplifies Natural Gas Transportation

Hull for World’s Largest Floating LNG Facility Floated Out of Dry Dock

The 488-meter-long (1601 ft.) hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has been floated out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is currently under construction. Continue reading Hull for World’s Largest Floating LNG Facility Floated Out of Dry Dock

Sandia to Convert Natural Gas to Liquid Fuel Using Biocatalysts

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories will use their expertise in protein expression, enzyme engineering and high-throughput assays as part of a multiproject, $34 million effort by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) aimed at developing advanced biocatalyst technologies that can convert natural gas to liquid fuel for transportation. Continue reading Sandia to Convert Natural Gas to Liquid Fuel Using Biocatalysts

LNG Production Started at Chevron’s Angola LNG Project

First LNG project in Angola and one of the largest projects on the African continent demonstrates further commercialization of Chevron’s natural gas resources. Chevron Corporation’s subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited has recently confirmed that initial production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has began at the Angola LNG project. Continue reading LNG Production Started at Chevron’s Angola LNG Project

New Liquefied Natural Gas Export Facility Authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy

The Energy Department announced last week that it has conditionally authorized Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (Freeport) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas. LNG can now be exported to the countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. Continue reading New Liquefied Natural Gas Export Facility Authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Liquefied Petroleum Exports to Continue for the Next Several Decades

Last year the United States became a net exporter of liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) for the first time. LPG includes the natural gas liquids (NGL) components ethane, propane, butanes, and marketed refinery olefins. In its Annual Energy Outlook 2013 (AEO2013), EIA projects that the United States will continue to be a net exporter of LPG through 2040, mainly because of continued increases in natural gas and oil production. Continue reading U.S. Liquefied Petroleum Exports to Continue for the Next Several Decades

LNG Fuel Will Be Transported by Electric Ships

New natural gas production methods (like hydraulic fracturing) had already had a major positive impact on the economy of gas-rich countries like the U.S. and had even led to a visible decline in energy-related carbon emissions. These benefits will soon reach many distant shores as shipyards in Korea and in other countries are building new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to move the fuel around. Many of the new supertankers will use electric propulsion systems. Continue reading LNG Fuel Will Be Transported by Electric Ships

GE Launched ‘LNG in a BOX’ Natural Gas Fueling Solution

GE Oil & Gas introduced last week a new small-scale, plug-and-play, re-deployable liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling system that could accelerate the transition from diesel to cleaner liquefied natural gas fuel. The world’s first commercial application of the LNG In A Box system will be for LNG fueling stations in Europe to be delivered by Luxembourg-based LNG firm Gasfin. Continue reading GE Launched ‘LNG in a BOX’ Natural Gas Fueling Solution