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Fuel gas conditioning process

United States Patent

6,053,965
April 25, 2000
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A process for conditioning natural gas containing C.sub.3+ hydrocarbons and/or acid gas, so that it can be used as combustion fuel to run gas-powered equipment, including compressors, in the gas field or the gas processing plant. Compared with prior art processes, the invention creates lesser quantities of low-pressure gas per unit volume of fuel gas produced. Optionally, the process can also produce an NGL product.
Lokhandwala; Kaaeid A. (Union City, CA)
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
09/ 172,748
October 14, 1998
This invention was made with Government support under Contract Number DE-FG03-95ER82022, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has Certain rights in this invention.