LNG: A Nontechnical Guide

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PennWell Books, 2007 - Business & Economics - 436 pages
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The demand for natural gas rises annually, straining existing suppliers, and emerging markets often aren't accessible by pipeline. Here in everyday language and real-world examples is the clear presentation of LNG as the most viable energy answer. Using even the most conservative estimates, demand for LNG internationally will double by 2020, and billions of dollars will be needed for the infrastructure investment. This straightforward explanation of a complex industry proves that LNG can deliver a critical link in the energy demands of international economies.á
With a proven track record of safety and reliability, the LNG industry stands ready to bridge the international gap between supply and demand in energy transport. Readers will realize the complexity of this industry, which involves an intricate link of critical companies, governments and stand-alone facilities.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 the Liquefied Natural Gas Industry
1
Chapter 2 The Evolution of the Global Gas and LNG Markets
25
The Proejct Nature of the LNG Business
67
Chapter 4 Upstream Natural Gas
87
Chapter 5 The Liquefaction Plant
109
Chapter 6 LNG Tankers
137
Chapter 7 LNG Import Terminals
165
Chapter 8 The Evolution of the LNG Industry
195
Chapter 14 LNG Tanker Contracts
341
Chapter 15 Shipping Conventions and Regulations
355
Chapter 16 ImportRelated Project Siting and Regulatory Issues
367
Chapter 17 LNG Import Terminal use Agreements
379
The Future of LNG
389
Units of Measurement
397
Glossary
399
Bibliography
405

Chapter 9 Orchestration and Financing of an LNG Project
223
Chapter 10 Global Liquefaction Projects
253
Chapter 11 The Economics of an LNG Project
295
Chapter 12 Upstream Gas Supply Agreements
309
Chapter 13 Sale and Purchase Contracts
319
Index
407
About the Authors
435
back cover
437
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Michael D. Tusiani joined Poten & Partners in 1973 and has served as its chairman and chief executive officer since 1983. During his career, he has been active in all aspects of oil and gas trading and transportation. He has written numerous articles on energy and shipping matters and two books, " The Petroleum Shipping Industry: A Non-technical Overview" (PennWell, 1996) and "The Petroleum Shipping Industry: Operations and Practices" (PennWell, 1996). He received a B.A. in economics from Long Island University in 1969 and an M.A. from Fordham University in 1970.

Gordon Shearer is president and chief executive officer of Hess LNG LLC, a joint venture of Poten & Partners and Amerada Hess Corporation which was established in June 2004. Before joining Poten & Partners in its Project Development & Finance group in 2001, Shearer was employed from 1978 to 2001 by Cabot Corporation, serving in executive positions with numerous assignments in the corporations energy businesses. He received a B.Sc. in Geophysics from Edinburgh University in 1976 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1978. He was appointed to the National Petroleum Council in May 2005.

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