Saturday, April 23, 2005

Natural Gas: Demand Destruction, Finding New Supplies

Relevant to my brief mention of UnPlanner's interview with an energy executive on natural gas: I mentioned this to the Engineer-Poet in private correspondance, but it's interesting to note that, according to CERI, the amount of "easily destroyed" natural gas demand is only about five percent of usage.

But that's not to say the supply side is being ignored. Syntroleum, a company mainly famous for their thus-far commercially unsuccessful gas-to-liquids process, is busying itself drilling for nitrogen-contaminated natural gas fields, dovetailing into a process they have created for separating nitrogen from the output gas stream.