What Is LNG?

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas (predominantly methane, CH4) that has been converted to liquid form for ease of storage or transport to different destinations. It takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas in the gaseous state. It is odorless, colorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive. LNG is only flammable if it evaporates in contact with an ignition source and the amount of gas in the air is between 5 and 15 percent.

If Natural Gas needs to be transport over long distances, LNG is a particularly good alternative to gas transport by shipping as well as by way of pipelines.