Table of contents for Fundamentals of natural gas : an international perspective / Vivek Chandra ; illustrations by Edvard áeOsterberg.

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Acknowledgements								ix
1 The Basics									1	
	Introduction									1	
	Gas Chemistry and Language							2	
	Units of Natural Gas								7
	Gas Formation									10
		Characteristics of reservoir rocks					14
		Gas traps								16
		Gas reserves estimation						19	
	Gas Exploration								22
	Gas Production								26
		Drilling								28	
		Coal bed methane							32
	Gas Processing								35
	References									39
2 Transport and Storage								41
	In-Field Transport								42	
	Gas Transmission Pipelines							43
	Liquefied Natural Gas								50
		LNG chain: upstream and midstream					53
		LNG chain: liquefaction plants					54
		LNG chain: transportation						59
		LNG chain: regasification terminals					61
		LNG chain								66
	Gas Storage									68
		Base load versus peak load storage					68	
		Types of underground storage					71
	References									75
3 Gas Usage										79	
	Gas and the Environment							79
	Electricity Generation								81
		Background on electrical power industry				83
		Generation mix and swing						85
		Types of power plants							86
		Calculating plant efficiencies						88
		Distributed generation							88
	Gas to Liquids									90
		Syngas production							95
		Converting syngas to liquids						96	
		Economics and world trade						98
	Petrochemicals, Steel, and Fertilizer						101
	Transport Fuel									104
	Residential Gas Markets							107
	References									110
4 Contracts and Project Development						113
	Government Fiscal Systems							113
		Contracts								113
	Gas Sales and Transportation Contracts					117
		Gas sales agreements							119
		LNG sales and purchase agreements					124
		Important LNG SPA features						125
		Major evolving changes to the LNG SPA				130	
	Project Development								133
	References									140
5 World Trade									141
	International Pipeline Trade							141
	LNG Trade									143
		Growth in LNG activity						144
		Pacific region								148
		Atlantic region							161
	References									175
Conclusion										179
Appendix A Unit Conversion							181
Appendix B LNG Projects Existing as of 2006				183
Appendix C LNG Projects Expected Complete 2006¿2012		185
Appendix D LNG Contracts Schematic					187
Glossary										189
Index											215

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Natural gas.