Gastech Insights is an online platform which delivers unique content, analysis and online discussions on the most important issues, from the perspective of those within the global gas and LNG community. It also gives gas professionals a voice and encourages them to become active contributors by sharing their knowledge, ideas and opinions on a vast range of industry topics.

2019-05-15
ExxonMobil on bringing lower-cost energy to the world
ExxonMobil on bringing lower-cost energy to the world

A significant energy transition is underway with many factors shaping the world’s energy future. As stated in ExxonMobil’s Energy Outlook, technology will be vital to address climate risks and improve the standard of living. Gastech Insights had the opportunity to speak to ExxonMobil's Chief Process Engineer, Don Victory, at the Gastech Governing Body Voting Meeting in March to hear his views on how the global market is innovating and growing.

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2019-05-15
Why being cost-competitive is key for Anadarko
Why being cost-competitive is key for Anadarko

As one of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, Anadarko is continuously evolving to the dynamic step of the industry by looking for innovative ways of harnessing today’s energy to fuel tomorrow’s world. At the Gastech Governing Body Voting Meeting held in March, Gastech Insights spoke with Genevieve Solomon, LNG Advisor at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to discover her expert views on the industry. 

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2019-05-15
MOFs enter the oil and gas fields
MOFs enter the oil and gas fields

In 2018, framergy piloted its large-scale Light Hydrocarbon Management System (LHMS) unit, loaded with metal-organic frameworks. These crystals, often called MOFs, have the highest surface area of any material known to man. One gram of MOF, about the size of a penny, has the same surface area as a football field. This means that molecules which are both valuable energy and destructive pollutants can be stored, separated and used to maximum benefit.

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2019-05-15
The Gas Revolution: Energy GPS
The Gas Revolution: Energy GPS

The last 3 years, since energy prices collapsed from the $ 100 a barrel ‘consensus’ level to below $30, created the opportunity to announce and introduce a different price regime era.

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2019-05-15
Planning terminal operations in unique weather environments
Planning terminal operations in unique weather environments

With the LNG market growing by 4-6% annually, safely shipping this valuable resource is becoming increasingly important for countries and corporations around the world. With shipping on specialised tankers being the most efficient way to transport LNG, weather can drastically impact the safe shipping operations, particularly in certain parts of the world.

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2019-05-15
Supply chain: The biggest lever your business has not yet pulled
Supply chain: The biggest lever your business has not yet pulled

For years the oil and gas supply chain has been navigating a complex system of manual and lengthy processes. Procurement can be slow, often with long lead times. There is little industry collaboration and poor management of asset data and information, and cash is being held in redundant or surplus material.

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2019-05-14
BC Oil and Gas Commission provides expertise on all aspects of LNG in British Columbia
BC Oil and Gas Commission provides expertise on all aspects of LNG in British Columbia

The Province of British Columbia (B.C.) is well positioned in Canada to provide clean energy to global markets. The province is endowed with abundant supplies of natural gas and we can ship it to Asia in the form of LNG faster than virtually anywhere else in North America. 

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2019-05-14
Building relationships with Indigenous peoples and social license to operate
Building relationships with Indigenous peoples and social license to operate

Gaining the social license to operate is imperative to the overall success of gas and LNG projects. Across Turtle Island, also known as North America, we have seen what happens when Indigenous peoples do not feel they have been adequately consulted or have not consented to projects that will take place on or affect their traditional lands and territories. 

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2019-05-08
How did the European natural gas market evolve in 2018?
How did the European natural gas market evolve in 2018?

The European gas market has seen several shifts—driven by a milder winter, rising European LNG demand due to attractive prices in Europe compared to Asia, and the increasing importance of Nord Stream.

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2019-05-08
Gas’ place in the energy transition: What do European companies have to do?
Gas’ place in the energy transition: What do European companies have to do?

The pace of energy transition towards low carbon fuels is one of the biggest challenges facing individuals, companies and governments today. In 2018 and 2019, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) published three papers authored by Professor Jonathan Stern, arguing that the gas industry needs to take decarbonisation more seriously or it risks being marginalised or removed from the European energy system. Also, the gas industry, together with its customers, must develop a series of narratives as to how it will achieve European carbon reduction targets. 

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2019-05-08
Long-term strategy for gas in Europe
Long-term strategy for gas in Europe

Currently, about 70 million European industrial and private customers are supplied by a gas grid 2.2 million kilometres in length. Natural gas, not only as a product, consists of various positive habits for heating, power generation and transport. Even in light of the political goals for a massive reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, there is still a lot of potential lying in gas-based supply. Coal to gas switching – for example, decided in German policy at the beginning of 2019 - provides ‘low hanging fruits’ for rapid, low-cost carbon emission reductions.

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2019-04-29
Air Products on innovation, hydrogen and new business realities
Air Products on innovation, hydrogen and new business realities

As one of the global leaders in LNG technology and equipment, Air Products understands the specific needs of customers to drive continuous improvement. As the energy offerings evolve, new gas players must ensure that LNG facilities are not only resilient but robust and flexible in order to meet the new business realities.

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2019-04-29
Introducing the first intelligent, fully wireless gas detection solution
Introducing the first intelligent, fully wireless gas detection solution

Detecting toxic and explosive gases to avoid accidents is central to life safety and plant productivity. One of the top topics of concern that is brought up at every level of the organisation is how to avoid accidents; and modern wireless technology coupled with an intelligent, extremely reliable controller answers this concern.

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2019-04-29
Cogeneration and Trigeneration’s role in the transition from fossil fuels to renewables
Cogeneration and Trigeneration’s role in the transition from fossil fuels to renewables

Despite the conundrum of natural gas’ ‘role to play’ in a decarbonised society, natural gas projects, including LNG, continue to be implemented in many developed and developing countries, revealing unsolved challenges in the migration process.

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2019-04-24
Revolutionising the marine transportation sector: What drives this change in technology...
Revolutionising the marine transportation sector: What drives this change in technology and adoption globally?

If the world is going to embrace an opportunity to take in natural gas as a secondary energy source for fuelling needs in the global transportation industries at the international or national levels, now is the time.

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2019-04-23
LNG shipping has entered uncharted waters
LNG shipping has entered uncharted waters

Record-high spot LNG charter rates caught markets by surprise in 2018 demonstrating that bottlenecks can emerge suddenly and unexpectedly along the entire natural gas supply chain.

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