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GE gas engine power first LNG-fuelled rig in unconventional gas field

Gas to Power Journal -- Two of GE's Jenbacher gas engines have been installed to power the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled drilling rigs in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. Seneca Ressources Corp. converted the power plants of two existing diesel-powered rigs to use cleaner-burning LNG in GE's 1-megawatt Jenbacher J320 turbocharged natural gas engines.

Roger George, GE Power & Water's North America GM gas engines, said the fuel-flexible Jenbacher gas engine technology offers customers lower-emission on-site power generating capabilities. The installation of J320 gas engines to support Seneca Resources and Ensign Drilling's LNG initiative could "serve as a model for other operators in the Marcellus Shale region," he forecast.


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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 9:40:41 PM


Good article, thanks for posting!
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Yawn.
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whatever
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sooooooo..........
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 1:29:50 AM

i would like to see more of these being used...
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 1:09:18 AM

ANY engine that burns gasoline can be converted to Natural Gas. CNG and LNG are just compressed Natural Gas, compressed and chilled into a liquid form in LNG!
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albyneau
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 1:04:43 AM

Misinformation~ the ONLY benefit of LNG over CNG is storage size, or BTU's per cubic foot. CNG and LNG pound for pound contain the same # of BTU's. Lng is Cng is ng.... SO end your physics refresher.

Quiz tomorrow....
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 1:00:29 AM

i dunno..one might think it's the next step, but how willing are we to part with non-ethanol gas ??..
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It will be interesting to see it's staying power
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Don't think it's planned to activate in the near term.
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Let's see where this goes.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 12:54:15 AM

At least new ideas are being tried and some we will begin to use more than oil. As we use other, the price of oil products may not come down, as they will be shipped off to those that still use them for a higher profit.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 12:52:09 AM

Interesting. Hopefully, something comes of it.
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It would be nice, but...
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 12:45:22 AM

A very interesting and informative article. I'd love to learn more about the conversion.
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Thats right, fuel is fuel!
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fuel is fuel
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Meh.
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Sounds good. I like it
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Works for me
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GREAT!!!!
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Good luck
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hope it catches on
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Excellent
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Okay
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Goodnight all.
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Good move!!!!!
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wow, that's pretty interesting!
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Another old one.
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MILLIONS of jobs, @nomad228? I think you exaggerate. There are only 85,000 coal miners in all of the U.S. Retrain them to drill for natural gas and they won't have to go down into the mines anymore.
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Okay.
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why not use solar and hydro and wind for electric and use naturla gas for heat and truck engines. something tells U.S. they should not be using natural gas for producing electricity except in a emergency when the power grid is down like in jersey from sandy. to provide power for gas stations,hospitals,business, homes. other wise we should still be using the other alternatives even coal is better than natural gas as it provides millions of jobs for people who live where the mines are.blah blah blah means natural gas should not be mainstreamed for the one source to take over from fuel/gas. as we all know what will happen ,the price for natural gas will skyrocket.cleaner does not equal cheaper or less cost to operate.
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Columbia Gas of Ohio has been running gas & diesel-powered engines converted to CNG for 20 or more years.
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and
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Interesting news for the future.
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CNG & LPG the way to go.
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Go G.E. :).
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Interesting!!!
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Interesting........
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hmmm
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Sounds like a good idea to me.
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ok
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Lots of ng out there.
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Good for them.
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research is good.
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Bigger fracken fissures to open up.
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ok
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good
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Very nice. Good to see technology making advancements and being put to use.
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cleaner is better.. and maybe they will make better conversions for the LNG
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Good for them.
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