Gas to Liquids in US

Converting natural gas to liquids, essentially diesel fuel, has been used where natural gas was stranded, such as in Qatar. The Fischer-Tropsch process was originally developed in Germany and, using gasified coal, produced the fuel on which German tanks ran Continue reading Gas to Liquids in US

Do We Have Enough Natural Gas?

While we are currently experiencing a glut of natural gas that has brought the price down from around $13 to around $3 per million BTUs, there are questions as to how long our natural gas supplies will last. The debate Continue reading Do We Have Enough Natural Gas?

Debate Over Exports and Fracking

How will excess supplies of natural gas and large increases in domestic oil production affect exports? And will they affect imports of oil from Canada? These issues will come front and center when we have the necessary export terminals to Continue reading Debate Over Exports and Fracking

And the Winner is?

There are essentially two methods for replacing “oil-derived” diesel fuel in the United States. The first is to use natural gas in either a compressed form (CNG) or in a liquefied form (LNG). The second is to convert natural gas Continue reading And the Winner is?

Preface to Using Natural Gas for Transportation

Gas to Liquids (GTL) converts natural gas to a diesel fuel. Coal to liquids (CTL) converts coal to a diesel fuel. Nazi Germany used CTL to provide fuel for its panzer divisions during WWII. Both GTL and CTL use variations Continue reading Preface to Using Natural Gas for Transportation