The Transport of LNG by Pipe Lines: Technical and Economic Aspects
It has been suggested  that natural gas pipe lines may be replaced by special pipe lines carrying LNG. By almost completely eliminating the recompression losses, this method of transportation may be more advantageous. This paper presents the thermodynamic and economic aspects of this problem. It will be shown that the transportation of LNG over long distances, cannot be economically competitive with the classical procedure of transporting natural gas in the gaseous state at the present state of cryogenic technology. If LNG is available without cost and the customer demands natural gas in liquid form (in view of possible storage or for refrigeration purposes), it is possible to consider the construction of LNG pipe lines for transporting natural gas over relatively short distances.
KeywordsNickel Methane Total Heat Transportation Hydrocarbon
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