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2019-01-16
eBook: Technological advances changing the natural gas landscape by 2028
eBook: Technological advances changing the natural gas landscape by 2028

We are at a time where carbon emission cuts are high on the industry's agenda and in an effort to face the issues ahead in the coming decades, technological advances are imperative. Gastech Insights asked 19 market experts - "To achieve the climate change goals, what technological advancements will change and shape the natural gas landscape in the next decade?" 

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2019-01-09
Making the East Mediterranean a main player in the gas industry worldwide
Making the East Mediterranean a main player in the gas industry worldwide

At Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Lebanon’s Energy Minister, Cesar Abi Khalil, revealed that the Lebanese government will be making natural gas the primary source of energy in its power sector by 2030. With natural gas accounting for ‘effectively zero at present’ this is a huge step for the country and an exciting area for the global market to keep an eye on in 2019.

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2019-01-09
Powering the energy future through LNG
Powering the energy future through LNG

Where no gas pipeline or grid infrastructure exists, the LNG Virtual Pipeline enables natural gas to be used as a primary fuel for power generation. In addition, an LNG Virtual Pipeline can provide a secondary back-up/emergency fuel where natural gas pipeline capacity is constrained. What is the LNG Virtual Pipeline?

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2019-01-07
The growing role LNG will play in the next half-century: Interview with GIIGNL
The growing role LNG will play in the next half-century: Interview with GIIGNL

As we enter a new year, the industry is full of questions about the global LNG market; what key trends will we see in 2019 and will this year be another breakthrough year? With 2018 seeing a 29% growth of LNG supply in just three years, it will be interesting to see if this increase will continue and if the demand can keep up.

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2019-01-07
Capturing regasification energy to improve turbine performance
Capturing regasification energy to improve turbine performance

Natural gas is often referred to as a clean energy source that will serve as a bridging fuel from fossil generation to renewable energy. While natural gas consumption is expected to grow at 1.5%-2% annually through 2040, BNEF projections have LNG consumption increasing at a compounded rate in excess of 4% annually until 2030.

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2019-01-07
The management of LNG supplies: The Italian case
The management of LNG supplies: The Italian case

The LNG market experienced a year of strong growth in 2017, with global imports reaching 289.8 MT and new liquefaction capacity coming online in various parts of the world, as stated by GIIGNL in its annual report. This was felt by the enthusiasm among the 27,000 international attendees of the Gastech 2018 in Barcelona.

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2018-12-19
Game-changing AI tech prioritises fugitive methane leak repairs to combat climate change
Game-changing AI tech prioritises fugitive methane leak repairs to combat climate change

Gas is considered a key weapon in tackling climate change as it is less carbon intensive than coal. In Asia, growing unease about air quality in post-industrial China has led to impressive deals for natural gas supply, while many developed countries have been turned onto it for a while. But the existence of fugitive methane emissions calls into question the greenhouse gas-reducing credentials of natural gas and its categorisation as a clean fuel.

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2018-12-19
Maintaining cost discipline with digitisation: McDermott CEO on an industry shift-change
Maintaining cost discipline with digitisation: McDermott CEO on an industry shift-change

A key question being asked in the industry is, how can EPCs deliver new gas and LNG projects in low-cost, low-margin times? Demands from operators for greater efficiency, streamlining of costs and improved ROI has made the challenges facing EPCs greater than ever which is why we were keen to hear from an expert.

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2018-12-19
Social license: Love or hate the term, it’s a thing
Social license: Love or hate the term, it’s a thing

Achieving a social license is difficult. Moving forward in the development of a project, companies can no longer just tick the permits and approvals box; social media and communities can quickly cause irreparable reputation damage, ultimately resulting in the grounding of a project. For many large projects, following regulatory process is no longer enough. Companies need to do more, but what is the right direction?

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2018-12-18
What can we expect for gas and LNG in 2019?
What can we expect for gas and LNG in 2019?

The fabled curse “may you live in interesting times” seems to apply to the LNG industry each year.  How “interesting” will 2019 be?

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2018-12-18
Digitalisation: Why now?
Digitalisation: Why now?

The process industries are under threat. Their products are encountering substitution at the same time that market demand is stagnant; their means of production are challenged by alternative technologies; their neighbours do not like dangerous, noisy, smelly or highly visible assets on their doorsteps; regulators are making it costlier to operate; retiring employees are depleting the industry knowledge pool; tech industries are attracting potential new talent.

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2018-12-18
Why LNG is no longer a bridging fuel, but the ultimate marine fuel
Why LNG is no longer a bridging fuel, but the ultimate marine fuel

Experiencing considerable growth, LNG shipping provides a cost-efficient solution to the current shipping requirements and regulations. With climate change very much on industry agendas, the use of LNG as a fuel for ships is an excellent solution to meet the new emission targets coming into force. To hear more about the market developments, Gastech Insights spoke with Tony Teo, Founder of LNGaSolutions LLC and previous Gastech speaker. Read the interview below to discover his expert views on the evolving industry.

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2018-12-11
New technologies and increased efficiency: Changing the industry model to effectively r...
New technologies and increased efficiency: Changing the industry model to effectively reduce cost

As the world’s first and only fullstream company, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) is transforming the oil and gas industry across the entire value chain. As the industry evolves, it is crucial the key energy players embrace the latest technologies to keep up with the market dynamics.

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2018-12-11
Mayor of Houston: Encouraging the development of the shale revolution
Mayor of Houston: Encouraging the development of the shale revolution

Frequently described as the ‘energy capital of the world’, Houston is home to the headquarters of more than 500 oil and gas exploration and production firms. Following the shale revolution, Houston continues to be the world’s energy hub which is why Gastech 2019 will be hosted in the city.

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2018-12-06
Could You Speak at Iberia's Leading Gas, LNG & Clean Energy Event?
Could You Speak at Iberia's Leading Gas, LNG & Clean Energy Event?

The world's largest gas and LNG event, Gastech, was recently held in Barcelona and as one of the organisers involved, I was asked by many international and local Iberian companies to leave behind a strong event that could keep everyone connected.

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2018-11-30
Capturing global power demand growth with floating LNG-to-Power technology
Capturing global power demand growth with floating LNG-to-Power technology

The power generation sector drove the gas demand growth over the preceding decade, accounting for half of the total increase in consumption due to abundant supply in mature markets, fuel switching in emerging markets and decline in nuclear generation. This trend is expected to continue and the sustained demand for electricity is giving rise to a new wave of gas to power projects. Many of the proposed projects on the near-term horizon will rely on LNG import infrastructure for gas supply.

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