When smaller may be bigger

Warren R. TrueChief Technology Editor-LNG/Gas ProcessingIn the LNG industry, size matters.Early in the last decade, an LNG train could produce on average about 2.5 million tonnes/year (tpy). By decade's end, Qatar celebrated reaching its long-announced goal of 77 million tpy in LNG production capacity, based upon trains of 7.8 million tpy each, the world's largest.Elsewhere, Algeria is replacing several smaller trains, damaged in a 2004 explosion, with a single much larger one.And there's the scale of production capacity being installed off Australia's western and northwestern coasts and in its northeast Queensland state. By about 2025, current projects under construction or planned will ...

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