SPECIAL REPORT: Global processing capacity flat; US construction pace quickens

Global natural gas production growth in 2007 was flat, with decline in Western Europe and nearly invisible increases in Eastern Europe, the FSU, Africa, and countries of Asia-Pacific (OGJ, Mar. 10, 2008, p. 70).Global natural gas processing capacity, therefore, had little incentive to increase. In the US, capacity crawled ahead at barely 1% growth and Canada was essentially flat. (Table 1). For the entire world, Middle East processing advanced by slightly more than 2%. Click here to enlarge imageWorldwide, total natural gas processing capacity outside the US and Canada continued to outpace combined capacities in the world’s two largest gas processing countries, a trend that emerged...

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