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  • AN ECONOMIC AND ENERGY ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT METHODS OF TRANSPORTING NATURAL GAS - TERRESTRIAL PIPELINES, SUBMARINE PIPELINES, AND LIQUEFACTION

Abstract

The report is relative to a detailed computer code which allows to state, starting from the physical data of the gas to be transported just as the throughput and the distance to be travelled over, on one hand the technical characteristics of the most economic pipeline and on the other hand the least gross energy requirement for pipeline construction and operation. The programme deal with on-shore pipelines as well as off-shore pipe lines including compressor platforms. The analyses comparison is made in order to establish what are the practical possibilities to spare energy in the gas transportation sector. Both economic and energy analyses are then applied to LNG seaborne transportation. As a result it is possible to recover a part of the liquefaction energy for electricity production with very high efficiency. Finally the various transportation chains are compared in order to find out the economic break-even points.

Additional information

Authors: MONTELLANICO P, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);MAINERI M JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9860 FR (1985), MF, 383 P., BFR 600, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1915, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989124083800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: fr