Natural gas is a clean-burning fuel that results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other hydrocarbons. Canadians use natural gas to heat their homes, schools and businesses, cook food, generate electricity, fuel industry and fuel transportation like cars and buses.
LNG is liquefied natural gas – normal natural gas cooled to -162° C to convert it to a liquid. When natural gas is converted to liquid, its volume is 1/600th of natural gas, allowing it to be transported efficiently over greater distances. An LNG facility is similar to a refrigerator – it cools down the gas into a liquid form.
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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