TurboTime: Part 1: Busting the Myth on Fast LNG Production

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In this TurboTime podcast special, Myth Busters Klaus Brun and Rainer Kurz tackle the myth that more LNG can be quickly made.

In this episode, Klaus and Rainer give a basic rundown of LNG, how it's used, and the process of creating it. Gas turbines that push the refrigeration compressors are the heart of LNG production. The dynamics of the liquid become more complicated when integrating pipeline transportation due to increased filtration requirements.

The United States currently needs to see 2-3 million more compressor horsepower in the next 12-18 months to meet the current demand. The manufacturing limits imposed by these very long-lead time machines make the current expectations on LNG production increases wholly unrealistic.