Home > News > Industry news > The future of gas looks bright but…
company news
Exhibition news
Industry news
Contact Us
Cowinns Industry Equipment Co.,Ltd
No.127 Room No.748 Changjiang Road,High-Tech District,
Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, zip:215128 China
Tel:+86 512 6878 1993 
Fax:+86 512 6818 4193
Mob&what's app:+86 153 0620 9257 
Contact Now

Introduction to PID Diagram Knowledge of Valve Industry

Introductionto PID Diagram Knowledgeof Valve Industry PID diagram is thetechnical core of factory production. Whether it is an engineer from a designi...

The difference between DBB, DIB-1, DIB-2

Two types of seat sealing structures commonto trunnion mounted ball valves. 1. Double block and bleed valve A valve with two valve seat sealing pairsc...

True Meaning of Double Block and Bleed

It’s time to do maintenance ona section of process. You don't want to shut down the entire facility, so youdecide to block off and depressurize just ...

The instruction of pneumatic actuators

First.Overview of pneumatic actuators Pneumaticactuators are actuators that use air pressure to drive opening and closing or controlvalve valves. They...

Check valve the most important valve in the process system

Checkvalve: the most important valve in the process system Mainfunctions and functions of check valve: Theyonly allow fluid to flow in one direction. ...

Equinor’s ambition in floating offshore wind

Equinor is planning to merge offshore wind and fossil energy exploitation with the Hywind Tampen project. The Norwegian company wants to further devel...

China (Shanghai) International Fluid Machinery Exhibition (2)

China (Shanghai)International Fluid Machinery Exhibition (2) The China(Shanghai) International Fluid Machinery Exhibition is one of the mostsignifican...

18''RF WCB Butterfly valve

Customized top connection dimensions 18'' RF WCB butterfly valve  supplied to power plant service for high temperature steam pipeline 

Introduction of suitable working temperature of valve body parts

Introduction of suitable workingtemperature of valve body parts 1. Overview One of the issues that must be consideredin valve design and material sele...

Gaskets Are Not Created Equal

Gaskets are near the bottom of the food chain of valve components; trim, body materials and packing seem to get a lot more press. But gaskets serve an...


The future of gas looks bright but…

Gert Wijbrans valve-world.net 2019-02-22 16:06:08
In the early seventies, the future of FC Barcelona was looking particularly bleak. It was 1973 and it had been 13 years since Barcelona had won the national title. The new season had just begun.The team was at the bottom of the league.

So Barcelona bought Johan Cruyff for the world record-breaking transfer sum of 1 million euros. Suddenly, the future of Barcelona looked much brighter. But the transfer fee was so high, that the Spanish state did not approve. They denied Cruyff access to Spain. Barcelona finally got Cruyff into Spain by registering him as a piece of agricultural machinery.
The point is: even when the future looks bright, you still have to make it happen. This brings me to natural gas. The future of gas looks bright. This is good news, because the world needs natural gas to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. But we still have to make this happen.
When I came to Gastech in April last year, I said the gas industry needed to do four things: One, encourage governments to introduce policies and regulatory frameworks which support cutting carbon emissions and cleaning the air we breathe. Two, continue to cut costs across the supply chain. Three, get to grips with our environmental footprint, including methane emissions. And four, relentlessly open up new markets for gas.

Leakage rates can be lower

The industry is making progress, but there is no reason to be complacent. Let me focus on methane. The success of gas in the future, in large part, depends on its environmental advantage over coal. Comparing is complex and there are different models. If we take the most stringent model, according to IEA data, greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas are lower than coal in electricity generation up to a methane leakage rate of 3.5% when measured over 20 years.
Today, the IEA estimates that natural gas operations have an average methane leakage rate of 1.7%. According to the IEA, natural gas emits between 45% and 55% lower greenhouse gas emissions than coal. Leakage rates can be lower, so there is an opportunity for gas to expand this major environmental benefit.
This means the industry needs to continue addressing methane emissions, which can diminish the relative greenhouse gas emissions benefits of natural gas. The long-term role of gas in the energy mix depends on good measurement, transparency on and management of methane emissions. Methane emissions must be reduced throughout the entire gas supply system. That is why Shell formed a coalition of industry organizations such as like the Environmental Defense Fund, UN Environment, leading universities and the World Bank to develop a set of methane guiding principles.