What’s LNG?

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a clean and affordable method for natural gas transportation.

LNG is natural gas that has been supercooled to minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 162 degrees Celsius). At that temperature, natural gas condenses into a liquid, which takes up to 600 times less space than in its gaseous state, making it feasible to transport over long distances.

  • Natural gas is a key component to global decarbonization as it helps replace fuel oil and coal when used for power generation.
  • In the form of LNG, natural gas can be shipped from the parts of the world where it is abundant to where it is in demand.
  • LNG is odorless, colorless, non-corrosive and non-toxic. Its weight is less than one-half that of water.
  • The use of LNG is proven, reliable and safe.

The Liquefaction Process

  1. Domestic natural gas is delivered to the LNG terminal via pipelines.
  2. The natural gas is treated to remove all water and impurities, which would contaminate or freeze in the process of cooling the natural gas to -260 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. The clean and dry natural gas is then further processed to remove heavy gas components for potential sale to other industries for manufacturing.
  4. The clean natural gas is cooled to -260 degrees Fahrenheit and liquefied in a multistage refrigeration process.
  5. The liquefied natural gas is delivered to storage for eventual loading onto LNG tankers for delivery to customers.