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Date: 10/2/2013
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.
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Author(s): James Littlefield (Booz Allen Hamilton); Timothy J Skone (NETL)

Product Description
This presentation discusses a gas-to-liquids (GTL) system that nominally produces 50,000 bbl/day of fuels fungible in the refined product infrastructure without further refining steps. The system produces 15,500 bbl/day of finished motor gasoline, and 34,500 bbl/day of low-density diesel fuel. The life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for GTL diesel and gasoline, when based on current practices in the natural gas industry, are 90.6 g CO2e/MJ and 89.4 g CO2e/MJ, respectively. If the natural gas extraction and processing sector complies with New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), the upstream GHG emissions from natural gas are reduced by 23 percent.