Natural Gas Articles

  • ASHCOR Hires Industry Veteran Mike Diehl

    ASHCOR’s newest sales manager, Mike Diehl, is an oil and gas veteran with over 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Diehl is well-versed in technical sales and business management and his skillset and industry knowledge will help give ASHCOR customers a trustworthy and personalized sales experience. As Sales Manager, Diehl will oversee business development efforts for ...


    By ASHCOR

  • 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

  • Industrial Maintenance for Compressor Stations

    Transporting natural gas via pipelines is very safe and cost-efficient. However, in order for the transportation process to work properly it is imperative that the natural gas be kept at the correct pressure. To accomplish this compressor stations are needed at regular intervals. Let’s take a look at some key components of compressor stations as well as industrial maintenance needs. The ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Case study - Pierce County, Washington: home of the first public transit fleet in the country to run on renewable natural gas

    Summary: Li 1986 Pierce Transit was one of the first public transit agencies in the U.S. to trade in its diesel and gasoline-powered buses for buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). 27 years later, this pioneering Agency has just finalized a new contract with the local utility, Puget Sound Energy, to buy an even better fuel: the renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG). This ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Case study - Grand Junction sets the pace with Colorado’s first biogas-to-vehicle fuel project at the Persigo wastewater plant

    In Georgia, renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG) fuels sanitation vehicles and generates income for DeKalb County. Summary: Designed, built, and operated by the Energy Systems Group, the DeKalb County Renewable Fuels Facility became operational in Apiil 2012. It is die first facility in the US to have a fueling station on-site and generate electricity, renewable natural ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Natural Gas Compressor

    Reciprocating engines come in all sizes, from a tiny, 10cc piston engine that powers a model airplane, to the massive Wartsila RTA 96-C, with each of its 14 cylinders displacing 1,820,000 cc. While our borescopes won’t be much help on the model airplane engine, if you work on any medium or large size reciprocating engine, the chances are good that we have a video borescope that can make ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Monitoring Air/Fuel Mixtures in Glass and Glass Fiber Manufacturing case study

    Measurement of Premix Gas. To produce the desired flame in a glass forehearth or when making fiberglass (glass fiber) insulation, an air/fuel pre-mixer is used. The pre-mixer combines compressed natural gas or propane with air and this mixture is then piped to the process burners At the burner, a fuelrich or fuel-lean flame is produced depending on the air/ fuel ratio selected. In many ...

  • ElectraTherm enters Canada’s natural gas compression market converting waste heat to power at a natural gas compressor station - Case study

    ORC Application on a Waukesha 7042 Site: Alberta, Canada Gross Power Output Avg: 90kWe Hot Water Input Range: 110°C Hot Water Flow: 11 l/s ElectraTherm partnered with ConocoPhillips to install two Green Machines at a natural gas compression station in Cessford, Alberta, Canada. The two Green Machine 4400s, ElectraTherm’s ORC generators producing electrical output up to ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Pipeline compressor station construction cost analysis

    This study aims to provide a reference for pipeline compressor station construction costs by analysing individual compressor station cost components using historical compressor station cost data between 1992 and 2008. Distribution and share of these pipeline compressor station cost components are assessed based on compressor station capacity, year of completion, and locations. Average unit costs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • BYD F3CNG details Highlights resolve

    BYD oil and gas of hybrid F3CNG models of oil and gas mixed three-box sedan design concepts borrowed from the Japanese, Korean automakers successful development experience and mode. The design concept of the "mm" (ie able to enjoy the interior space to maximize, car machine must occupy a minimum of space). The biggest bright spot of this model is the use of dual-fuel system can be dramatic ...

  • Power generation at a stationary engine application

    South Texas, USA Max Gross Power Output: 28kWe Thermal Heat Input: 235 - 450kWt Hot Water Input Range: 180 - 190°F Hot Water Flow: 200 GPM Direct Condenser: Ambient air temperature ranges from 30-100°F avg is 70°F ElectraTherm’s Gulf Coast distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy (GCGE), is generating fuel-free, emission free power using the ElectraTherm ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Optimising Compressed Natural Gas filling stations reservoir pressure based on thermodynamic analysis

    A theoretical analysis has been developed to study the effects various parameters on the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling process and the conditions. The analysis is based on first and second laws of thermodynamics, conservation of mass and the AGA8 Equation of State (EOS). Based on AGA8 EOS and thermodynamics relationships, the required properties of natural gas mixtures have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Externalities in North–South technology transfer: the case of CNG engines in Iran

    This contribution focuses on illuminating the challenges and difficulties of North–South technology transfer. The central message of this paper is that North–South technology transfer is not simply a contract between two transacting firms and does not depend only on intra–firm and inter–firm factors. The process may also be influenced by a number of external factors, beyond the control or power ...


    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 ...

  • The world gas market in 2030 – development scenarios using the World Gas Model

    We discuss potential developments of the world natural gas industry through 2030. We use the World Gas Model (WGM), a multi-period strategic representation of the global natural gas sector, between 2005 and 2030. We specify a 'base case' and then analyse the sensitivity of the world natural gas system with scenarios, including various supply scenarios (e.g., emergence of large volumes of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental solutions for the natural gas industries

    As domestic natural gas production continues to grow, the industry faces unique air pollution control challenges that require custom-designed solutions. This White Paper examines two aspects of the natural gas exploration and production industry: Production of “frac sand” used in hydraulic fracturing and operation of dehydration units. America‟s natural gas industry continues ...

  • The DMT Carborex® MS Small scale biogas upgrading plant

    Introduction As we are all aware, fossil fuels are depleting rapidly and the energy consumption is growing. Due to increasing fossil fuel prices other types of fuels become more interesting. Nowadays technology enables us to use renewable fuels in an economically profitable way. An easy technique to produce fuel is the digestion of green waste; sewage sludge, manure and agricultural ...

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