Gas to liquid

I read with interest Mr. Paul Grimmer's recent comments on gas-to-liquid (GTL) economics (OGJ, July 10, 2000, p. 7). It is surprising that Conoco is about to spend an additional $50 million on a GTL pilot plant to develop technology limited to large projects, which can be supported by no more than 2% of the world's gas fields, when more flexible technology is currently available. Although Concoco's approach may be confined to large-scale projects, it would be a mistake to conclude that this restriction applies to the technologies of other companies, which have experience at the pilot and demonstration plant level that Conoco lacks.Mr. Grimmer's view of the world ignores a ...

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