What is LNG?

Simply put, LNG is natural gas in its liquid form. Natural gas is converted to the liquid form by cooling it to -260° Fahrenheit. By converting natural gas to its liquid form, it reduces its volume 600 times which results in the product being transported much more efficiently. In addition, LNG is an odorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive liquid. If an LNG spill occurred, the LNG would quickly evaporate and disperse into the atmosphere.

LNG is not stored under pressure and when in its liquid state it is not explosive or flammable. An incident resulting in a release of LNG could result in a fire, but only if there is exactly the right concentration of LNG vapor (5% - 15%) in the air and a source of ignition.

LNG and its many uses

Citizens guide on LNG