The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced in August that liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports will increase as five new projects come online in the next three years, becoming the third largest LNG exporter after Australia and Qatar. However, there are many opportunities for LNG to be economically produced and used domestically for commercial use.
Tim Miller, Engineering Manager with Frontier Natural Resources discusses the production and uses of LNG for commercial business opportunities and the local economic impacts it can provide with small scale natural gas liquefactions facilities in this month's webinar.
“The abundance in natural gas in America has provided enormous energy cost savings all across the country. Unfortunately, this benefit in only realized by businesses and individuals with access to natural gas pipelines. With small-scale LNG, we can deliver cheap energy to everyone, including those forgotten or ignored by the large utilities.”
The webinar covers what is LNG and how is it made, benefits of LNG compared to other energy sources, how is LNG transported, stored and consumed, markets for LNG, market challenges, and how Frontier views the competitive advantage and future of small-scale LNG operations.
The webinar, “Liquid Natural Gas: Small Scale Commercial Impacts & Opportunities” will be held Thursday, October 19th from 1 to 2 PM ET. While free, registrations for the educational webinars are necessary. For more information, contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Upcoming webinars include:
October 19 Liquid Natural Gas: Small Scale Commercial Impacts & Opportunities Tim Miller, Engineering Manager, Frontier Natural Resources
November 16 Abandoned wells in Pennsylvania: What is a reasonable estimate? Dr. Terry Engelder, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geosciences, Penn State University
December 21 The SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative: A New Regional Approach Don Kiel, Executive Director and Secretary, SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative, Inc.
Previous webinars, publications and information also are available from Penn State Extension, covering a variety of topics such as liquid natural gas, global gas markets; methane emissions; water use and quality; Marcellus and Utica basins; natural gas reserves; gas-leasing considerations for landowners; legal issues surrounding gas development; and the impact of Marcellus gas development on forestland.