3 The LNG Value Chain

Key Findings:

  • LNG adds value to Natural Gas by allowing efficient transport over very long distance.
  • LNG is a complex, multi-unit value chain but with similar configuration common to most developments
  • Stringent pre-treatment of feed gas is critical for LNG process performance
  • There are multiple technology providers for the core liquefaction process, in a competitive market, with two of them dominating
  • Storage, shipping and re-gasification are significant components of overall value chain
  • LNG has been applied to conventional and unconventional gas sources and to on-shore and off-shore reservoirs