LNG vs. GTL: taking the battle to sea

10/27/1997
David KnottLondon davidk@ogjonline.com As another major joins the race to develop a commercial gas-to-liquids (GTL) process, an old liquefied natural gas (LNG) idea has been revived. GTL has been one of this year's hot topics, as petroleum companies seek ways of converting natural gas into middle distillates and synthetic crude oil (OGJ, June 23, 1997, p. 16). Now British Petroleum Co. plc has disclosed its own GTL process, developed over 20 years but kept alive by a handful of enthusiasts during the dark days of the company's massive reorganization. BP claims a breakthrough in plant design for the first phase of the GTL process: reaction of methane wit...
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