We are committed to ensuring the Annova LNG Brownsville Project is safe for the people of the Rio Grande Valley, safe for the environment and safe for the people who would work on it. In the last 50 years, not a single member of the general public has been injured in an LNG-related incident.
Annova LNG will abide by the rigorous licensing process established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and by the additional federal, state and local permitting processes to ensure the facility would operate safely and the facility’s impacts will be minimized.
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 into the open environment to cause the over-pressures associated with an explosion.
The safety features of the LNG transfer facility are designed to keep any impact from hazardous materials inside the fence line of the facility. LNG ships are specially designed with a double hull to provide optimum protection for cargo in the event of collision or grounding. The effectiveness of current safety rules and standards designed to protect the public, workers and the environment has been confirmed by a report commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Energy.
LNG and Air
Sean Turner demonstrates how the amount of air mixed with natural gas affects the combustibility, and makes it an ideal source for a controlled flame.
Sean Turner explains the history and uses of liquid natural gas, how it is made, and exactly what it is.