Direct oxidation of ethane
and ethylene to acetic acid is an alternative that has shown promise [1, 2].
The Appalachian Ethane
Storage Hub Study Act will help us figure out the best way to utilize the regions resources and improve our infrastructure.
Recent rapid growth in natural gas production from resources rich in natural gas plant liquids (NGPLs) has yielded higher quantities of ethane
than the U.
Transportation company Shell Pipeline Company LP (SPLC) reported on Monday that it intends to begin a binding open season for the transportation of ethane
for the new planned supply pipeline that will be constructed in Southwestern Pennsylvania and extending into West Virginia and Ohio.
recovery project will strip the residual ethane
from the processed fuel gas stream and make it available as a high-value feedstock for the petrochemical industry instead of burning it with the fuel gas, said Sadad Al Husseini, a former senior executive at Saudi Aramco.
Currently, the phases supply 10 tons/hour of ethane
to plants for processing in a constant fashion, he said, adding that the amount is estimated to reach 70 t/h by the end of the year.
3m t/y ethylene cracker plant using ethane
started up at Ras Laffan in 2010 for the Ras Laffan Ethylene Co.
The delegation members said that Ethane
was a smart, cost-effective and environment friendly fuel as it burnt with up to 80 percent fewer emissions as compared to oil and coal and was suitable especially for areas not served by natural gas lines.
: a Report into the Commercial Need and Technical Requirements for Very Large Ethane
Carriers, released by Lloyd's Register (LR) last week, looks at the risks and challenges in developing a safe and efficient trade in ethane
using larger ships and requiring ethane
specific technical solutions.
Leveraging these assets, RIL will bring in this supply of ethane
, which is currently a dominant feedstock in the States.
Editor's Note: The shortest answer is that ethane
is close to four orders of magnitude less abundant than methane is in Titan's atmosphere.
Petrochemical companies in the Gulf rely heavily on ethane
feedstock to expand capacity, but while the region sits atop 40 percent of world natural gas supplies, the only regional player with a surplus is Qatar.