GTL: Progress and Prospects - Study yields generic, coastal-based GTL plant

Research from various studies led by Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. for Sasol Ltd. found that a generic 30,000 b/sd gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant based on Fischer-Tropsch technology can be constructed in a coastal site for less than $25,000/daily bbl in about 30-33 months. Presented here will be the background for design of such a plant. Applications Fischer-Tropsch-based GTL technology has been a widely discussed topic in recent years. Developers of the technology attest to its promise to solve a wide variety of industry's problems, including:   Monetization of stranded gas. Reduction of flaring, both on and offshore. Production of high quality, premium fuels. A solution for Alaskan gas. ...

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