Gas to liquids (GTL)

EIA: US remains top petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons producer

While the US and Russia total petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production is split between petroleum and natural gas, Saudi Arabia heavily favors petroleum.

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Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Elliott Group has made changes to its executive team. Michael Lordi has been named as chief operating officer (COO), succeeding Art Titus, who is retiring after nine years.

Codes and Standards: How much fireproofing do we need?

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

This article is the first under the Codes and Standards series. The purpose of this series is to make readers aware of code requirements, the interpretations and the limitations as they stand today, and what engineers can do as an alternative engineering. This series is based on the actual implementation of what is narrated and the satisfactory experiences drawn.

Intrexon opens California GTL pilot plant

The methanotroph bioconversion platform is designed to generate high-value products from natural gas, the most inexpensive carbon source that can be used for industrial fermentation.

Primus makes 100-octane gasoline at GTL demo

With the production of 100-octane zero-sulfur, zero-benzene, zero-lead gasoline, Primus says it could address fuels that meet EU and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) specifications.

Fueling Alberta oil sands fleets with natural gas

Natural gas for diesel replacement is an excellent opportunity for mineable oil sands operations to realize considerable fuel savings.

NiQuan Energy enlists Black & Veatch to advise on Caribbean GTL project

Black & Veatch will perform a detailed review of plant engineering design and specifications, its structural and mechanical integrity and adherence to applicable codes. The company will provide design specification for completion of the facility, a project schedule and an overall cost estimate.

GTL ’15: New Juniper GTL project on US Gulf nears construction completion

Ben DuBose, Hydrocarbon Processing

Leo Bonnell, vice president of process engineering at SGC Energia US, said the project is now 68% complete overall, with pre-commissioning, commissioning and startup all contracted for the first quarter of next year.

China’s ‘energy revolution’ strives for sustainable growth

Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

China's energy demand, particularly for petroleum and other liquids, is rapidly increasing as its industrial and transportation infrastructures expand.

US crude output rose to 42-year high in March

March inventories are at the highest level in 85 years, and the production of natural gas liquids also set a record for the month.