Sasol shopped technologies for Louisiana Ethane Cracker project

Fluor at work on FEED for Sasol US Mega Projects The South African company Sasol is currently proceeding to the selection of the license and technologies required for the olefins and derivatives production units of its integrated gas-to-liquid (GTL) and ethane cracker complex to be built at Lake Charles in Louisiana, USA. With an estimated …

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Definition  BOE is the acronym of Barrel of Oil Equivalent – a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of Crude oil. One Barrel contains 42 US gallons or 158.9873 litres of light crude oil which will produce 5.8 × 106 British Thermal Units (million BTU or mBTU) according to the US …

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Natural Gas

 Definition Natural gas in a natural mixture of hydrocarbon gas, mainly methane or ethane plus other hydrocarbon gas and impurities such as sulfides, carbon dioxide and water. Natural gas is a fossil fuel found in natural underground rock formations and mostly in combination with other hydrocarbon resources such as coal or oil. Natural gas is …

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 Definition GTL is the acronym of Gas-To-Liquid and refers to the process to convert gas into liquid fuels such as diesel and fuels components such as very high added value synthetic greases and lubricants. Comments Historically the GTL process is based on the Fischer-Tropsch principle invented in 1920 to convert coal, gas or biomass into …

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Sasol to surf Downstream on the US Shale gas wave

$4 billion Louisiana Ethylene Cracker: On going Feasibility Study The South African energy and chemicals major Sasol’s board of directors has approved a feasibility study for a possible ethylene cracker and derivatives project at Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Sasol’s decision to move to a feasibility study on the USA project comes after the company completed a pre-feasibility study. …

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