07731779 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 2 patents.

Stranded natural gas, when contaminated by difficult to remove constituents such as Nitrogen and Oxygen, has long been considered uneconomical to process into pipeline quality gas and is abandoned or utilized in other energy applications where economically viable. Landfill Gas (LFG) is often considered a stranded gas although in many instances it is available at reasonable distances to natural gas pipelines, and has only rarely been processed for injection into natural gas pipelines. Other stranded contaminated gases, such as gases vented from remote oil wells or coal beds where access to transportation pipelines is not feasible are also candidates for collection. In many instances, billions of cubic feet of methane rich LFG has been vented or flared into the atmosphere. The present invention utilizes a variety of components and provides a product gas that will meet all known pipeline requirements and/or vehicle fuel specifications without the need for blending with pipeline gas and without using cryogenic separation techniques or partial cryogenic processes. The invention also provides a product gas suitable for further processing into Liquefied Natural Gas.

Method for processing landfill and other stranded gas containing commercial quantities of methane and contaminated by carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen into a pipeline or vehicle quality natural gas product
Application Number
Publication Number
7731779 (B2)
Application Date
October 27, 2006
Publication Date
June 8, 2010
David J Palumbo
Richmond, 23230
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
B01D 53/02
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