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GTL crux point

One striking fact about the recent megamergers is how gas portfolios seem to grow in importance through the deals.Royal Dutch/Shell created the matrix: huge gas reserves and an array of processes-including LNG, gas-to-liquids (GTL), petrochemicals, and hydrogen production-to exploit them (OGJ, Nov. 24, 1997, p. 29).With the formation of Exxon Mobil Corp., a leading GTL contender with an array of petrochemical processes (Exxon) will be paired with a leading LNG producer (Mobil) in a company with vast gas reserves (OGJ, Dec. 7, 1998, p. 37).As BP Amoco PLC takes over ARCO, this pattern will be repeated. Intriguingly, a GTL pilot plant was one of the offers made to the Alaskan government by ...

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