Optimization Models in the Natural Gas Industry

Part of the Energy Systems book series (ENERGY)


With the surge of the global energy demand, natural gas plays an increasingly important role in the global energy market. To meet the demand, optimization techniques have been widely used in the natural gas industry, and has yielded a lot of promising results. In this chapter, we give a detailed discussion of optimization models in the natural gas industry, with the focus on the natural gas production, transportation, and market.


Gas market Gas recovery Gas transmission Mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) Mixed integer programming (MIP) Natural gas industry Optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Center for Applied OptimizationUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Economics and BusinessColorado School of MinesGoldenUSA
  3. 3.EnerCoRD Energy Consulting, Research, DevelopmentAthensGreece
  4. 4.Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Center for Applied OptimizationUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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