What is LNG?

LNG is greener than any other fossil fuel, highly cost-efficient and cool in the most literal sense of the word.

LNG is natural gas that has been cooled down to -162°C (-259°F). Cooling down the gas below its boiling point makes it liquid and decreases its volume 600 times, which makes it easier and more cost-efficient to transport over long distances.

LNG makes the air we breathe cleaner

LNG contains less carbon than any other fossil fuel. Because of this, the CO2 emissions from its combustion are lower. Particulate matter and other greenhouse gas emissions are also significantly lower than for other conventional fuels.

No contamination in case of a spill

Composed primarily of methane (around 90%), LNG is odourless, colourless, non-toxic and non-corrosive. If spilled, it instantly evaporates and dissipates into the atmosphere, leaving no residue to be cleaned up. If spilled on water, LNG will float and then evaporate.

From well-site to consumer

Natural gas is extracted from underground wells. Before it can be used as a fuel, the gas must undergo various processes to remove impurities and heavy hydrocarbons. The gas is then cooled down until it liquefies.

Specially designed LNG carriers and insulated tank trucks then transport the gas to its destination, where it is usually returned to the vapour state at a regasification plant and piped to homes and businesses.

Small-scale liquefaction makes LNG more easily available

Small-scale liquefaction plants can move the production of LNG closer to place of consumption. Not only will this decrease transportation costs and LNG product costs for consumers, it will also make it possible for businesses and communities without access to the gas grid to benefit from using natural gas.

Small-scale LNG plants can also help adjust the availability of natural gas to the seasonal fluctuations in demand.

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