publication . Article . 2015

A Decision Support System (DSS) to Select the Premier Fuel to Develop in the Value Chain of Natural Gas

Ahmad Mousaei; Mohammad Ali Hatefi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2015 Journal: Iranian Journal of Oil & Gas Science and Technology (issn: 2345-2412, eissn: 2345-2420, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Petroleum University of Technology
Abstract
A value chain is a series of events that takes a raw material and with each step adds value to it. Global interest in the application of natural gas (NG) in production and transportation has grown dramatically, representing a long-term, low-cost, domestic, and secure alternative to petroleum-based fuels. Many technological solutions are currently considered on the market or in development, which address the challenge and opportunity of NG. In this paper, a decision support system (DSS) is introduced for selecting the best fuel to develop in the value chain of NG through four options, namely compressed NG (CNG), liquefied NG (LNG), dimethyl ether (DME), and gas-t...
Subjects
free text keywords: Natural Gas, CNG, LNG, GTL, DME, DSS, TOPSIS, MADM, Petroleum refining. Petroleum products, TP690-692.5, Gas industry, TP751-762
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