Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is essentially natural gas in liquid form, having been reduced to a liquid state by a process of cooling to a temperature of minus 162°C.
Once it reaches the receiving facility, the LNG is transferred to special storage tanks, where it is kept in liquid form at near atmospheric pressure and temperatures of minus 160°C. It remains in storage until required for redelivery.
The production and transport of LNG are far simpler and cost less energy than any other fossil fuel.
LNG is natural gas and produces lower carbon emissions than most fossil fuels and virtually no NOx, SO2 nor soot.
The worldwide stocks of natural gas are considerably greater than the stocks of accessible crude oil.
Liquefied natural gas is easy to transport because it does not depend on an underground pipeline network.
If spilled, LNG would not result in a slick because 100 percent of it evaporates.
LNG reduced particulate emission by over 99%, compared to coal.
By switching from heating oil or heavy oil to a gas appliance, a reduction in combustion CO2 of over 30% can be achieved.