Natural Gas Liquids: A Nontechnical Guide - electronic book

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Written in accessible language, Natural Gas Liquids: A Nontechnical Guide is a comprehensive overview of NGLs from production in the oil patch to consumption in the fuel and petrochemical industries. Leffler covers everything from gas plants, logistics, storage and refinery operations to the chemistry necessary to have a full understanding of the whole value chain.

"This unique "nontechnical guide" to one of the world's most critical energy commodities is welcomed with open arms.  The utilization of natural gas liquids is extremely complex, involving science, engineering, production, marketing, business, and economics aspects.  Leffler (formerly, Royal Dutch Shell), with nearly 40 years of experience in all sectors of the business, is eminently qualified to comprehensively and succinctly translate these complexities into easily understandable subjects that importantly affect people's lives.  …. Outstanding and very helpful illustrations occur throughout the book.  Five appendixes contain carefully selected, essential data.  The writing is superb: simple, direct, logical, and accessible, especially for such technical subjects." --T. L. T. Grose, Colorado School of Mines- CHOICE, April 2015

Features and Benefits

  • How they are produced
  • How they are transported
  • How they are consumed in the fuel and petrochemical industries
  • Profiles of successful NGL companies


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

About the Author

William L. Leffler earned an MBA and PhD from New York University and a BS from MIT. After a commission in the US Navy, he worked in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries for 36 years in the US and abroad. Following that, he taught courses in universities and in companies on the upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals for 20 years while pursuing his writing career.

Dr. Leffler is a prolific petroleum industry writer of magazines and books (almost all with the words in Nontechnical Language in the title.) His books (some with co-authors) include this one on refining as well as petrochemicals, deepwater exploration & production, natural gas, pipelines and oil & gas production.

Type: eBook
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 266
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9781593706500

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