Thursday, April 27, 2017

Great Article Over At Rigzone On Solving The "Marcellus / Utica" Problem -- April 27, 2017

Updates

Later, 8:33 a.m. Central Time: see first comment --
As impressive as the Dragon ship story is (they use ethane to power the ship, also), there are even larger ships - almost triple the size - to transport ethane from the Gulf to India.
Reliance Industries operates the complex in India, I believe.
The amount of gas coming from the Appalachian Basin, by this time next year, will be stunning as many pipelines will be in service by then.
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 Link here. Data points:
  • March 9, 2016
  • 27,000 cubic meters of ethane
  • loaded on the Ineos Intrepid
    • new class of LNG vessel
  • 4,000-mile voyage from US to Rafnes, Norway
  • first time US shale gas transported to Europe
  • made possibly by using new class of LNG carrier
  • the Ineos Intrepid
    • ship designer: Evergas
    • one of eight "Dragon-class" vessels
    • world's largest multigas LNG-ethan carriers
    • these eight vessels will be the "seaborne pipeline" linking US and Europe
  • in addition to Rafnes, the Dragon-class carriers deliver ethane cargoes to Ineos' cracker at Grangemouth, UK
Much, much more at the link.

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  1. As impressive as the Dragon ship story is (they use ethane to power the ship, also), there are even larger ships - almost triple the size - to transport ethane from the Gulf to India. Reliance Industries operates the complex in India, I believe.
    The amount of gas coming from the Appalachian Basin, by this time next year, will be stunning as many pipelines will be in service by then.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate that. I moved your comment up to the main post so it can show up on a browser search. It is somewhat ironic that it seems easier for Marcellus / Utica producers to get their product to Europe than to New England, here in the US (due to all the anxiety about pipelines there).

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