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The global consumption of natural gas continues to surge, with its share in primary energy supply hitting a record high despite the COVID-19 pandemic. This growth trajectory is driven by population expansion, industrialization, and its role as a cleaner alternative to coal and crude oil.
Small-scale LNG plants have gained traction, offering an innovative means to transport gas, particularly from isolated or smaller gas reservoirs. These plants differ significantly from large-scale LNG facilities in various aspects, from application and value chains to cost and flexibility.
While large-scale plants rely on extensive infrastructure and long-term contracts, smaller counterparts offer modularity, quicker construction, and adaptability to diverse gas sources.
Understanding these distinctions is crucial for optimizing LNG production, distribution, and cost-effectiveness in evolving energy landscapes.