Natural gas is a clean-burning fuel that produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other hydrocarbons. Common uses for natural gas include heating (home, schools and businesses), cooking food, generating electricity, fuel for industry and fuel for transportation like cars and buses. Growing markets in Asia would use natural gas as an energy source to replace higher emitting fuels, which will ultimately help reduce global GHG emission reductions.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is regular natural gas cooled to -162 degrees Celsius to convert it to a liquid. A LNG facility is similar to a refrigerator – it cools down the gas into a liquid form. When natural gas is converted to liquid, its volume is 1/600th of natural gas, allowing it to be transported efficiently and safely over greater distances. For example, the same amount of natural gas that would fill a hot air balloon is reduced in size to approximately what you could fit into a regular four litre milk jug.
LNG is non-corrosive, non-toxic and will not pollute land or water resources. It disperses quickly when exposed to air because it is lighter than water.
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