Gas-to-liquids processing hits its stride

Cost Components of GTL Unit [62,127 bytes] Expected Progress of Selected GTL Processes [43,026 bytes] Recent improvements in gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology have made the process economic for developing remote gas reserves under certain conditions. A multiclient study by Arthur D. Little Inc. (ADL), Cambridge, Mass., indicates that recent strides in processing, catalysts, and plant operations are finally making the technology commercially viable, nearly 75 years after development of the original Fischer-Tropsch process. "While components of GTL technology have existed for many years, recent announcements suggest that it is on the brink of commercial via...

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