Gas-to-liquids (GTL) is a technology that enables the production of clean-burning diesel fuel, liquid petroleum gas and naphtha from natural gas.
What Are the Benefits?
Natural gas is one of Earth's cleanest and most abundant energy sources. Natural gas has a far wider market if converted to liquid form because it is easier to transport. The GTL process enables us to transform natural gas into superclean diesel fuel.
With the expected rise in demand for diesel, GTL technology provides an option to make a fuel with qualities that can enable significant reductions in emissions.
What Chevron Is Doing
Chevron operates in some of the world's leading natural gas basins and is using technology, including GTL, to develop the full spectrum of natural gas resources.
We have partnered with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to build a GTL plant expected to convert 325 million cubic feet of natural gas per day into 33,000 barrels of liquids—principally synthetic diesel. When completed, the plant is expected to supply clean-burning, low-sulfur diesel fuel for cars and trucks. The plant is expected to begin production in 2013.
Updated: April 2012