Gas Infrastructure Articles

  • Feature: Permian oil producers have a natural gas problem

    A natural gas bottleneck in the Permian Basin could force oil producers to shut wells or seek waivers to flare large amounts of natural gas if takeaway capacity does not catch up by the end of this year. Lack of natural gas pipelines could impact oil output Producers may seek to expand flaring to keep oil flowing Citi says severe glut ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • National Grid Winter Outlook Report 2016

    Winter is coming….and the lights will be staying on Since March this year there have been a number of developments that have raised concerns over the ability to meet the UK’s energy demand, particularly during this winter period. A number of unplanned coal plant outages in the first half of the year have tightened supply margins significantly and placed greater strain on ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Gas pipeline case study

    Spectra Energy, an S&P 500 company, transmits and stores natural gas, operating one of the largest pipeline systems in the United States. They commissioned Vose to assist them in assessing the project schedule and cost risks for a new $500M+ liquid natural gas pipeline. Vose provided training for their risk analysis team in quantitative risk analysis techniques, harmonizing their various ...


    By Vose Software

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • Natural gas infrastructure in the southeastern U.S. case study

    MJB&A performed a high-level evaluation of the natural gas infrastructure in the Southeast. The report examines supply dynamics, pipeline infrastructure, storage capacity, and import facilities that are available to serve the region. We concluded that there is substantial existing pipeline and production capacity for natural gas to play an expanded role in the region’s energy mix. The ...

  • A comprehensive analysis of natural gas distribution pipeline incidents

    The objective of this paper is to provide a reference database for pipeline companies and/or regulators with an investigation of safety performance of US natural gas distribution pipelines. With a total of 3,679 natural gas distribution pipeline incidents between 1985 and 2010, nine safety indicators are statistically analysed in terms of the year, pipeline length, regions, pipeline diameter, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Expanding master limited partnerships has broad appeal, but still faces long odds

    Legislation allowing renewable energy companies to organize as master limited partnerships appears to have something a wide range of interests can support, but despite its bipartisan backing, it cannot seem to gain traction in Congress. For years, MLPs have been popular in the energy industry for their tax benefits and access to cheap capital. The nation's first MLP was Houston-based oil and gas ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Milford Haven Gas Pipeline

    Huckbody Environmental provided the Environmental Manager to the Client, National Grid for the Milford Haven Gas Pipelines Project, from 2006 to 2008. The role involved site based supervision of all Contractors for 220km of 48 inch/1220mm gas pipeline; document approvals; Government Agency, National Park & NGO liaison; HSE site inspections and audits; contract compliance/assurance to ISO ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • New correlations for water content of sweet and sour natural gases

    The water content of natural gas is very important for gas pipeline operators. This paper developed an improved correlation model which is easy–to–use and with an appropriate accuracy to predict the water content of both the sweet and sour gases. The new correlations are generated from the Wang correlation combined with the Keenan–Keyes model. The temperature correction terms as well as the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy Security

    Renewable & Clean Energy Solutions to Secure Energy Independence from Foreign Oil. FOREIGN OIL: As imports grow and world prices rise, the amount of money we send to foreign nations every year is soaring. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone — that’s four times the annual cost of the ...

  • Deepwater commissioning - BP horn mountain project - Venice, Louisiana

    BP called on CETCO’s Nitrogen Services Division to help on the Horn Mountain Project, a deepwater spar located 84 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. Our team of professionals helped design and fabricate the equipment used to inject nitrogen in the riser air cans. Ken Ruddy, Senior Subsea Engineer for the Horn Mountain Project Team commented: “CETCO’s Nitrogen staff were involved in the ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Modelling competition between natural gas pipeline projects to China

    China's natural gas demand is expected to grow rapidly in the coming decades. Therefore the potential of several pipelines from Russia and other CIS countries to China has been investigated. A two-step game-theoretic procedure for the problem formulation is proposed to assess the projects' economic perspectives. In the instantaneous supply game the players determine optimal supply levels to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The entry of China to the gas market: constraints and opportunities

    In the next 20 years, China will emerge as a major importer of gas and thus shape the energy exchanges and markets in Asia. But different constraints must be overcome. The increase of natural gas share in the Chinese energy balance will depend on the country's capacity to create a unified gas market in place and instead of the fragmented exchanges. This implies several economic and institutional ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Natural gas markets and the creation of an export gas pipeline system in Eastern Russia

    The world natural gas markets are analysed, with a special focus on the countries of Northeast Asia (NEA). The natural gas demands of China, Japan and South Korea, until the year 2020, is projected, considering a possible share of Russian gas. The resource potential of natural gas from the Siberian platform and the Sakhalin shelf is given as a sound basis for fuelling Russia's position in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of the optimal configuration of energy transportation infrastructure in Asia with a linear programming energy system model

    It has become important to address the question of which energy related infrastructure, such as transcontinental natural gas pipelines, should be constructed in Asia. In addition, one needs to ask how energy demand should be satisfied securely and economically, as well as environmentally benignly, over the next decades. This study investigates the possible future configuration of energy and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Long-term competition between gas infrastructure developments in Asia: the restrictive effect on Siberian and Caspian export development

    The paper analyses the probable position of major continental infrastructures for gas trade within Asia in relation to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects which are foreseen as advantageous in the future for supplying energy to the Asian markets. Siberia and countries of the Caspian Basin and Central Asia are becoming steadily more reliable as potential export sources of gas supplies in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transport, the strategic issue at stake for the future of natural gas in Europe: avoidance of hidden collusion and implementation of efficient pricing

    Two main conditions must simultaneously be met for the European gas market to become a competitive market: 1) the absence of collusion among the various actors; 2) the setting of a fair and efficient tariff system for the gas pipelines. In order to evaluate the possibility of collusion among European operators, we give in the first part of the paper a picture of the different actors involved in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate restructuring of the global energy industry: an overview of events and issues

    Before 1980, outside of the world's few major integrated oil companies, only a handful of energy companies could be considered multinational. In 1999, in addition to the scores of petroleum companies that can be classified as multinational, the scope of many electricity companies and natural gas transmission companies has become increasingly global. Through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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