A Cryogenic Plant processes natural gas by condensing it to a liquid form using extremely low temperatures. Pipe racks and storage tanks help gas travel. Once chilled the hydrocarbons are then separated so the gas can be more easily transported. The trucks and railroad tanker cars used to transport the product from the Cryogenic Plant keep the product chilled and under pressure until delivered.
Natural gas, at the consumer’s level, is very different from the natural gas that is extracted at the gas well. Although the processing of natural gas has fewer complications than the processing and refining of crude oil, it must be processed before it can be used.
Natural gas comes from three types of common wells: oil wells, gas wells, and condensate wells.