LNG Frequently Asked Questions

What is LNG?

LNG stands for "liquified natural gas". As the name suggests, LNG is simply natural gas in a liquid state.

How is LNG produced?

To safely and efficiently transport natural gas, it first needs to be turned into its liquid form – LNG – by cooling the gas to -162°C. This reduces its volume 600-fold and makes it practical to ship via specially designed LNG marine vessels.

What is the benefit of using LNG as a marine fuel?

LNG is superior to traditional marine fuels like marine gasoil (MGO) in regards to cost, safety, and emissions profiles.

Exactly how much better is the emissions profile of LNG?

In regards to emissions, LNG emits far less CO2, SOx, NOx, and PM than traditional marine fuels. Specifically, 96% less particulates, 99% less sulfur oxides, 90% less nitrogen oxides, and 24% less greenhouse gases.

Does LNG fit into the energy transition?

Yes! Our facility can accommodate bio-LNG and e-LNG. Both of which have zero, or even negative, carbon emissions. Given that bio-LNG and e-LNG have nearly identical chemical properties to traditional LNG, its is an ideal alternative as a "drop-in-fuel" since LNG-fueled facilities and fleets require little modifications to convert to use them. These fuels have a significant cost and logistical head-start on alternative fuels, like hydrogen, ammonia and methanol, given that the supply chain and infrastructure for natural gas is already in place today.

Is LNG safe?

Yes. LNG is odorless, colorless, non-toxic, non-corrosive, and non-flammable. Additionally, LNG does not pose a contamination risk.

Is LNG safe to transport?

Yes. Both LNG and natural gas are recognized safe to store and transport. In fact, LNG has been safely shipped around the world for more than 50 years.

What happens if LNG is released into the environment?

When exposed to ambient conditions, LNG quickly vaporizes as it warms and then rises and disappears into the atmosphere leaving no residue behind. Any other potential impacts would be contained onsite, as required by regulation.

Are LNG projects regulated?

Yes. LNG projects undergo an extremely rigorous regulatory review process for safety and environmental responsibility.


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