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Gas Usage and Value
The Technology and Economics of Natural Gas Use in the Process Industries
by Dr. Duncan Seddon

Gas Usage and Value addresses issues concerning the development and sale of natural gas resources.

Gas Usage and Value describes gas usages for various technologies and costs for the downstream process industries on a self-consistent basis that allows comparison of alternatives.

Reader benefits:

  • Provides a handbook for performing cost-benefit estimates for gas usage and for pricing gas to the downstream processor.
  • Describes all of the principal uses of gas, the quantity and quality of gas required, descriptions of the major issues, and key players for specific technologies.
  • Can be used as a teaching text for gas development and usage.


Gas Availability

  • World Supply and Demand for Gas
  • Overview of Large Gas Reserves
  • Alternative Sources of Gas

Gas Composition

  • Variation in Gas Composition: Nonhydrocarbons
  • Variation in Hydrocarbon Content
  • General Approaches to Gas Treatment
  • Gas Treatment to Remove LPG and Ethane
  • Gas Specifications
  • Gas Production Costs: Order of Magnitude Estimates
  • Greenhouse Emissions

Comparison of Energy Fuels

  • Natural Gas Use: Project Scale of Operations
  • Heating Values (HHV and LHV)
  • Nonconventional Energy Sources
  • Relative Environment Impact
  • Relative Prices and Price Linkage

Gas Transport

  • Comparision of the Shipping Fleets
  • Gas Pipelines
  • Shipping Gas at Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Shipping Methanol
  • DME Transport
  • Comparitive Case Studies

Power Generation and Thermal Uses of Gas

  • Pipeline Specifications
  • Competitive Pricing for Small Users
  • Power Generation
  • Energy-Intensive Industries
  • Power Generations for Energy-Intensive Industries
  • Nitrogen Oxide Emissions

Chemical Intermediates: Synthesis Gas and Hydrogen

  • Synthesis Gas for Downstream Manufacturing
  • Downstream Processes
  • Hybrid Systems
  • New Developments
  • Economicsof Synthesis Gas Production from Natural Gas
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Hydrogen
  • Greenhous Gas Implications

Methanol and Derivatives

  • Methanol
  • Downstream Products
  • Methanol Market and Prices
  • Methanol Production Cost
  • Fuel Methanol and DME
  • Dimethyl Ether (DME)
  • Studies of Floating Methanol Production

Methanol GTL Derivatives—MTG, MTO, MTP

  • Overview of Molecular Sieve Conversion Processes
  • Mobile Methanol to Gasoline (MTG)
  • Methanol to Olefins (MTO)
  • Production Costs
  • MTO Costs

Gas to Liquids (GTL)—The Fischer-Tropsch Process

  • Overview of the FT Processes
  • Maximizing Diesel
  • Processes
  • Products Made by the FT Process
  • Economics

Liquified and Compressed Natural Gas—LNG and CNG

  • LNG Production Methods
  • Market for LNG
  • Production Costs
  • Transport of LNG
  • LNG Terminals
  • Traded Prices
  • Compressed Natural Gas

Ammonia and Derivatives

  • Ammonia Manufacture
  • Ammonia Derivatives: Urea and Ammonium Nitrate
  • Major Markets for Ammonia and Derivatives
  • Ammonia Prices and Price Differentials
  • Ammonia and Urea Production Costs
  • Cyanide

Ore Processing

  • Direct Reduction of Iron Ore
  • Alumina


  • Abbreviations
  • Useful Conversion Factors for Fuels and Products
  • Cost of Utilities
  • Nelson-Farrar Cost Indices
  • Location Factors
  • Methodology for Economic Analysis


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Gas Usage and Value
The Technology and Economics of Natural Gas Use in the Process Industries
by Dr. Duncan Seddon

2006 • 328 pages • $89.00 + shipping
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