Penn State Extension webinar to examine global use of liquefied natural gas

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The role of liquefied natural gas in today's economy will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Titled "The Liquefied Natural Gas Saga — From Wellhead to Geopolitics," the webinar will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Liquefied natural gas has become a focal point of how the now-abundant U.S. and global supplies of natural gas will be produced, shipped and used in increasing amounts around the world, according to presenter Tom Murphy, director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

"With initial exports of LNG from the Gulf Coast within months, the U.S. is about to make a large entry into a marketplace likely to expand for several decades," Murphy said. "In a short time, and with federal permits in hand, this 'new' export industry is positioning to be one of the leaders in supplying a world increasingly looking for new and stable supplies of lower-carbon energy."

This webinar will examine the upstream side of the dynamic supplying of the natural gas feedstock for liquefied natural gas and how it is processed for shipping. Murphy also will discuss some of the reasons that liquefied natural gas is becoming a desired energy source in many countries around the world.
 
The webinar is free, but registration is necessary. To register, visit the Penn State Extension Natural Gas Events Web page. More information is available on the website or by contacting Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or cal24@psu.edu.

Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Upcoming webinars include the following:

  • Dec. 17: "Royalties for Wet Gas Production," presented by Dan Brockett, Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team
  • Jan 21: "Measuring Stray Gas, Water and Air Emissions," presented by Ann Smith, vice president and environmental engineer, GSI

Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the Penn State Extension natural gas website.

Last Updated November 13, 2015