Top 5 Benefits of Natural Gas
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What is LNG?
LNG stands for liquefied natural gas. It is natural gas cooled to approximately -260° Fahrenheit at normal air pressure. It is odorless, non-toxic, non-corrosive and less dense than water. Essentially, it is the same as the natural gas more than 65 million Americans use to heat and cool their homes, only in a liquid state so that it can be easily transported.
How is LNG used?
LNG is used across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors for purposes as diverse as heating and cooling homes, cooking, generating electricity and manufacturing paper, metal, and glass, among many others. LNG is also increasingly being used to fuel heavy-duty vehicles.
Is LNG safe?
The LNG industry’s highest priority has always been safety and security, which is reflected in the industry’s enviable safety record. LNG is not stored under pressure and it is not explosive. Although a large amount of energy is stored in LNG, it cannot be released rapidly enough if released into the open environment to cause the over-pressures associated with an explosion.
Is LNG environmentally friendly?
Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and is being used throughout the world to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. LNG is odorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive. When exposed to the environment, LNG rapidly evaporates, leaving no residue on water or soil. If spilled, LNG would not result in a slick because 100 percent of it evaporates to a gas leaving no residue behind.
What are the benefits of exporting LNG from the U.S.?
Exporting a small percentage of America’s vast supply of natural gas will lead to tens of thousands of construction and manufacturing jobs, narrow our trade deficit by billions of dollars and help allies in need like Japan cope with a dire energy crisis.