Emerging Trends in Midstream Processing
Natural gas processing, terminals, pipelines and other forms of petroleum product transport are part of the midstream oil & gas sector. Processing these midstream operations safely, efficiently and reliably has proven to be an ongoing challenge. In the current Industries, the gas processor’s focus on the improvement of existing asset reliability and efficiencies that drive capacity and throughput. Transportation plays a major role in midstream activities which include using pipelines, trucking fleets, tanker ships, and rail cars. The midstream gathering and processing sector are relatively free of commercial regulation, the movement of gas by interstate pipelines and subsequent state-level distribution activities are highly regulated in the US by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).