investment in the infrastructure for liquefied natural gas in 2012 will reach
$35.8 billion, according to new Liquefied Natural Gas Market research (for
2012-2022), published by Visiongain and announced by Global Information Inc.
Natural gas is the fastest growing fossil fuel
market in the world. International trade of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is
facilitated by natural gas liquefaction plants, which enable carrier ships to
transport economic volumes across the world''s oceans. Many countries have built LNG export or LNG
import terminals, with new production plants coming on-stream between 2012 and
2022. An increasing number of carriers will be required in order to allow LNG
trade to grow further.
report forecasts the global liquefied natural gas market in terms of investment
value for three submarkets: liquefaction, regasification and LNG carriers.
market value of products produced using gas-to-liquids (GTL), coal-to-liquids
(CTL), and biomass-to-liquids (BTL) technologies will increase by a factor of
more than 145% in the next five years according to a new gas-to-liquids energy
market research report from BCC Research, growing from $4.6 billion in 2012 to
$6.8 billion by 2017.
significant amount of the world''s natural gas resources are stranded far from
existing markets. Development of commercial-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants
utilizing stranded natural gas is a relatively recent development. Many major oil companies have announced plans
to investigate producing synthetic diesel fuel via a GTL process.
research from BCC provides an up-to-date and critical evaluation of the most
dynamic aspects of GTL technology, and describes how recent breakthroughs in
conversion technology have made GTL products competitive with products refined
from crude oil. Gas-to-Liquids markets by product type are evaluated, including
synthetic fuels and chemicals, with forecasts through 2014. Competing markets
for gas are discussed including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas
liquid (NGL). GTL technology is presented by covering patents and markets and
investments by technology type.