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June 2012

The Summer issue of LNG Industry features a regional report that describes the effects that the shale revolution in the USA have had on European gas markets. Other articles focus on small and mid-scale LNG, automation, issues relating to shipping and hull protection as well as an overview of companies presenting at the upcoming Turbomachinery Symposium.


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Replicating US success
Nadja Kogdenko, Energy Delta Institute, The Netherlands, describes the impact of the American shale gas revolution on European gas markets.

The LNG industry: past, present and future
Andrew Walker, BG Group, USA, takes a look back at the dynamics of the LNG industry at the time he joined it and a look forward at the key events likely to shape its future.

Rocking the boat
Dr Cyril Widdershoven and Ir Bas van den Beemt, TNO, The Netherlands, evaluate the case for the expansion of the small scale LNG industry.

Diversifying LNG supply
Brian C. Price, Shawn D. Hoffart, Black & Veatch Corp., USA, discuss the development of small and mid-scale LNG projects.

The rise of LNG
Martin te Lintelo, Yokogawa, The Netherlands, discusses the need for better automation, measurement and control instruments to cope with the rising popularity of LNG.

Taking control
Tanner Mays and Jeff McWhirter, CCC, USA, discuss the value of an effective compressor control system and the problems it may prevent.

Tanked up
Roy T Nedal, Marine Service International AS, Norway, discusses the economics of ballast tank repairs for LNG ships.

Low hanging fruit
Geir Axel Oftedahl, Jotun Hull Performance Solutions, Norway, explains the role of hull and propeller performance in fuel consumption.

Streamlined
Torben Rasmussen, Hempel A/S, Denmark, discusses the advances in foul releasing coatings for ship hulls.

Stopping the rot
Alan Robinson, Arc Energy Resources, UK, discusses the benefits of weld overlay cladding to protect pipelines and associated components from corrosion.

Increasing yields
Colin Thurston, Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA, describes the benefits of better laboratory information management systems to help increase oil and gas yields.

Resilient valves
Kevin Jackson, MOGAS, USA, examines the benefits of using ball valves for severe service applications over linear valves in this issue’s cover story.

Product focus: Turbomachinery Symposium
LNG Industry previews a selection of products presented by companies that will be exhibiting at the 41st Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston, USA, 24 - 27 September 2012.


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