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Unformatted text preview: yId=92&contentId=7005893 17 18 Proven Reserves, Natural Gas 2006 From the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2007.
See http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9010958&contentId=7021578 Per Capita Natural Gas
Consumption, 2006 From the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2007.
See 3 19 Natural Gas Imports & Exports, 2006 20 LNG
The easiest way to transport
natural gas is by pipeline – but
when that’s not possible, it can be
sent by tanker.
Natural gas is liquefied by cooling
it to -259˚F (-161˚C); it condenses
to form a liquid with just 1/600th its
original volume. When it reaches
its destination the LNG is warmed
Unfortunately, this takes a lot of
energy – making LNG less
efficient and environmentally
friendly than conventionally
processed natural gas.
There has never been a serious
LNG tanker accident; however,
there have been some accidents
in the processing phases. From the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2007.
See http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9010958&contentId=7021578 21 “Proven” vs. “Potential” Reserves
Proven reserves can be
reasonable accuracy –
we can be fairly
confident about how
much is available, and
that it can be recovered
Potential reserves have
not been discovered.
So how do we know
they exist? We don’t –
but based on what we
know about geology,
technology, we can
make a good guess
about their existence. – Alternative fossil
fuels (oil shale, tar
– Nuclear power
(fission-based) Renewable (or
– Solar 22 Problems with Fossil Fuels
Subsidence & erosion
– Air pollution
Dependence on foreign sources
Transportation Natural Gas
– Air pollution
– Storage & safety
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