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LNG is Liquified Natural Gas. It is held at a temperature around -270 degrees (F) which cause the gas to liquify. This alows storage of 600 cubic feet of gas in a one cubic foot area. The charcteristics of LNG are pretty close to actual natural gas coming through your pipeline. There have been some cases of higher BTU content which can cause some overfring problems.

There is a lot of conflict in many areas as to delivery by super tankers into ports. The concern is terrorist blowing up a tanker. The truth is we bring gasoline and oil along with propane by tanker into most of these ports. Those delivery vessels are not as safe as an LNG tanker.

The LNG is allowed to vaporize into the pipeline on a daily basis. When demand due to cold temperatures exceeds local supply the LNG becomes the source to cover that higher demand. The utilites call this peak shaving.

Hope that helps.


  • Rick W.
    Rick W. Member Posts: 30
    LNG anyone?

    I had been reading somewhere that liquefied natural gas was going to be widely available at some point, does anyone have information on this fuel source?
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