US Import Terminals—Conclusion: Interest grows in gas interchangeability, quality

The interchangeability and quality of natural gas have become increasingly scrutinized as the US capacity to import LNG has expanded. In addition to concerns related to btu content and dewpoint levels, the composition of regasified LNG is of heightened interest.This second article in a two-part series examines these issues and provides examples of cases in which they’ve already had an effect.The first part of the series (OGJ, Oct. 17, 2005, p. 54) discussed the issues facing the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in approving applications for new LNG import terminals, particularly in terms of safety and security. It also addressed the effect of the new energy legislation...

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