Differing market quality specs challenge LNG producers

10/11/2004
Differing market quality specs challenge LNG producersThe emergence of a more fluid LNG market and growing demand for lean LNG (low calorific value), especially in the US and UK, are forcing LNG producers to address new gas quality issues.This article reviews the gas specification constraints in importing countries and compares them to countries that produce LNG. This highlights the discrepancy between gas quality in Asia, UK, and US, as well as the mismatch between currently produced LNG and new lean-gas markets.This article also presents a case study that provides a basis for global economic optimization along the entire LNG chain, including shipping costs.BackgroundIn the past, most li...
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