This issue of LNG Industry considers LNG market trends in a world of lower oil prices. It includes updates on the Freeport LNG terminal and Jordan Cove LNG projects, as well as articles covering gas treatment, insulation and LNG as a fuel.
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LNG Industry April 2015
US LNG: shifting focus
David Stokes, Olly Spinks and Howard Rogers, Timera Energy, UK, examine the role of US LNG in a world of falling prices.
Weathering the storm
Nick Prowse, Claire Wilby, Scott McCabe and Thomas E. Valentine, Norton Rose Fulbright, consider future LNG market trends in a world of lower oil prices.
Driving developments at Freeport LNG
Mario Bruno, Clayton Finney and Paola Rotondo, GE Oil & Gas and GE Power Conversion, outline the advantages of using an electric motor-driven compression system for the Freeport LNG Project.
Fit for export
Guy Dayvault, Veresen Inc., USA, examines why US West Coast LNG tolling facilities are fit for Asian markets.
Choosing a profitable path
Melania Charles and Andrew Jennings, Cosmodyne LLC, USA, consider the benefits of a multi-train strategy to building capacity in today’s LNG market.
Matthew Hobden, Atlas Copco Rental, Australia, explores a variety of specialised rental solutions required throughout the lifecycle of an LNG plant.
Avoiding the pinch
Ralph H. Weiland, Nate A. Hatcher and R. Scott Alvis, Optimized Gas Treating Inc., USA, examine how to improve deep CO2 removal with interstage cooling in LNG and syngas plants.
Coalescing mercury contaminants
Hal Alper, MYCELX Technologies Corp., USA, shows that a significant portion of mercury in LNG is an aerosol that can be removed upstream using coalescer technology.
Out in the cold
Sally Zhou and Rick Lowery, Norplex-Micarta, USA, examine the effectiveness of glass-based insulation material in cryogenic applications.
Fire and ice
Matt Collins, Advanced Insulation Ltd, UK, discusses how the increasing demand for floating LNG facilities has created a challenge to provide cost-effective cryogenic spill protection and subsequent passive fire protection.
The power behind the throne
Les Elby, AVEVA, UK, takes a look at the powerful software tools that can make LNG one of the most efficient capital project industries.
A fuel for the ages
Sean Bond, ABS, USA, considers the importance of LNG as fuel today, as well as in the future.
Cornerstones of the future
Jan Tellkamp and Henning Mohn, DNV GL, discuss the development and operation of global LNG bunkering facilities.
Play by the rules
Carlos Guerrero, Bureau Veritas, France, considers some of the challenges for LNG carrier certification.