Gas Usage & Value

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Gas Usage and Value addresses issues concerned with the development and sale of natural gas resources. The objective of this book is to give gas industry professionals an overview of the uses and value of gas to the process industries. The text overviews the world's gas reserves and outlines the principal issues concerning composition and the cost of producing well head gas to make a specification product or extract particular components; operation and cost of gas plants; and the cost of transporting the gas to an end-user. Separate chapters deal with the use of gas in the downstream process industries. Gas usages for various technologies are described and alternatives are critically compared. Costs for the downstream process industries are described on a self-consistent basis that allows comparison of alternatives. Estimates are presented for each technology on the cost of production as the gas price changes. Case studies are included to illustrate variations or specific points of relevance. The purpose of this book is to give an overview of the options and costs for utilizing natural gas. This book should appeal to anyone with an interest in developing, pricing, and selling gas.

Features & Benefits

  • Provides a handbook for performing cost-benefit estimates for gas usage and for pricing gas to the downstream processor
  • Describes all of the principal uses of gas, the quantity and quality of gas required, descriptions of the major issues, and key players for specific technologies
  • Can be used as a teaching text for gas development and usage


  • Engineers
  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

Dr. Duncan Seddon is principal consultant for Duncan Seddon & Associates, Pty. Ltd., providing consulting services to energy-intensive and related industries. With more than 30 years of experience in petroleum, petrochemical, and gas conversion research issues, Seddon holds a B.Sc. Special Hons. (First Class) and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, U.K.; is a Personal Fellow of the Science Research Council at Imperial College, London; a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute; and member of the Australian Institute of Energy and Society of Petroleum Engineers. He served as a member of the Biological Committee of the AusIndustry START program, and has more than 100 publications including refereed papers, patents, conference papers, and general articles.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9 inches
Pages: 344
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9781593700737

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