The Basics of Liquefied Natural Gas LNG

    • The Basics of Liquefied Natural Gas LNG

      Liquefied Natural
      Gas, or LNG, is natural gas in
      its liquid form. When natural gas is cooled down to minus 259 degrees
      Fahrenheit (or -161 degrees Celsius), it becomes a clear, colorless,
      odorless liquid. Natural gas in liquid form, is only one six-hundredth
      of the volume of its gaseous form, which makes it easier to be stored
      and transport.
      The natural gas is primarily Methane, with low
      concentrations of other Hydrocarbons,
      water, Carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen and
      some sulfur compounds. During the process known as liquefaction,
      the natural gas is cooled down below its boiling point, and in the
      process removing most of these additional compounds. The remaining gas
      is primarily methane with only low amounts of other hydrocarbons.
      natural gas weighs less than half the weight of water so it will float
      if spilled on water.