The gas processing/LNG sector is investing in new technologies to mitigate carbon emissions from both operations and its supply chain. This road to decarbonization is prevalent throughout the oil, gas and energy industries.
In a way, natural gas is a step to decarbonize energy sectors around the world. Natural gas emits far less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions vs. other fossil fuels like coal or other petroleum products. Natural gas emits approximately 117 lbs of CO2 per MMBtu vs. approximately 200 lbs of CO2 per MMBtu for coal and more than 160 lbs of CO2 per MMBtu for distillate fuel oil.1
Many nations and companies view natural gas as a bridge fuel to the use of renewable power, as well as the adoption of hydrogen to fuel various industry sectors. For example, many Asian nations are converting coal-fired power generation plants to use natural gas. The use of natural gas for power generation is a major step for these countries to adhere to ambitious net-zero emissions goals.
The adoption of cleaner routes to processing natural gas and LNG production is a major focus of this issue of Gas Processing & LNG. These practices and technologies are only some of the many ways the industry is adopting new methods to optimize operations and provide a pathway to sustainable production. GP
- U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Natural gas explained: Natural gas and the environment,” online: https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/natural-gas/ natural-gas-and-the-environment.php
The gas processing/LNG sector is investing in new technologies to mitigate carbon emissions from both operations and its supply chain.
Industry Focus: Maximizing the performance of your ETRM system
-Teresa Kroh, Brad York
Energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems are vital for the support of business processes associated with trading energy commodities such as crude oil, refined products, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and electric power, as well as facilitating the movement and delivery of those energy commodities and associated risk management activities.
-Oz Rodriguez, Catriona Penman
More than 100 participating countries at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) signed the Global Methane Pledge, in which they agreed to take action to reduce methane emissions at least 30% by 2030 vs. 2020 levels.
Optimizing Gas Distribution: Accounting for Changeovers, Regulators, and More
Gas distribution systems are critical to the effective operation of many industrial facilities around the world. Despite the importance of these systems, however, opportunities to improve their performance and cost-effectiveness are often missed or misunderstood. Increasing changeover pressure may seem like a good way to improve system flow, for example, but it often does so at the expense of bottled gas. Adding regulators may help you control supply pressure, but it also adds cost to your system. So, how do you know what the ideal gas distribution setup is for you?
Attend this webinar to:
- Gain a basic understanding of the fluid dynamics that affect pressure control in gas distribution systems, learning to interpret flow curves and recognize phenomena like lockup, droop, and supply pressure effect (SPE)
- Learn how inlet pressure affects regulator performance and when to specify certain regulator types and configurations to effectively control gas system pressures
Understand the inherent trade-offs between gas utilization and flow capacity and how to select both the right changeover pressure and automatic changeover panel design for your operations.
May 4, 2021 10:00 AM CDT