Natural gas transportation: NGH or LNG?

J. Javanmardi, Kh Nasrifar, S. H. Najibi, Mahmood Moshfeghian*

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In this work, based on a process for conversion of natural gas to Natural Gas Hydrate (NGH), the amortised total capital investment, operation and maintenance costs and total cost for production of NGH are compared with those of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) method. The economic parameters for marine transportation of NGH and LNG from Asaluyeh port in south of Iran to different potential gas markets, as a case smdy, have been obtained. Also, the required NGH and LNG ships and their operating costs for different gas markets were obtained. It was found that the cost of transporting natural gas by LNG for the cases investegated in this work is cheaper than for the NGH method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-267
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Economics
  • Gas hydrate
  • Gas transportation
  • LNG
  • Natural gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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