INTEGRATION OF GTL PLANTS WITH ADJACENT LNG COMPLEX
Publication Date: 2003-Sep-12
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Opportunities exist for the integration of gas-to-liquids (GTL) facilities with an adjacent liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex. These technologies will access different customers: GTL fuels will service the transportation fuels markets, given that the liquid product has a high energy content, generates low emissions during transport and storage due to low olefins and aromatic content, and has demonstrated excellent engine performance with low emissions of pollutants. LNG fuels will continue to serve the utility and major industrial markets; the production process is energy efficient, and produces a clean and environmentally friendly fuel at low delivery cost to these markets. By having a diverse set of markets, the project economics should be improved, and allow for additional local jobs in spin-off industries.