Newer Liquefaction Trains May Cater to U.S. Gas Composition Specifications

According to energy consultant James Jensen, newer liquefaction trains are likely to produce LNG that meets U.S. gas quality standards, a contrast to existing supplies that largely cater to Asian markets capable of accepting hotter gas. Natural Gas Intelligence’s Daily Gas Price Index notes that the U.S. is developing gas quality standards to enhance its position in the international market. Currently, approximately two-thirds of LNG produced abroad does not comply with U.S. gas composition standards. Discussing the evolution of U.S. gas markets, Edgar Kuipers, director of market access for Shell North America LNG said, “what started off as a regional industry is becoming truly global.” [Subscription required]

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