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What is LNG?

Introducing the energy market's best kept secret... LNG

You may have heard of LNG but we wouldn’t blame you for not knowing much about it

Considering its impressive energy performance, glowing environmental credentials and the fact there are abundant reserves of it around the globe, it’s only surprising that it has gone under the radar for so long.

So what exactly is LNG? Simply put, Liquefied Natural Gas is a colourless and odourless liquid fuel. But what LNG lacks in colour and smell, it makes up for in power and performance. Created over millions of years from the transformation of organic materials, such as plankton and algae, LNG is the best choice for businesses that have a continuous high demand for fuel – such as process or manufacturing plants that operate intensively. (Stop/start operations tend to be better off with LPG - but that’s another story.)

Methane gas, the main constituent of LNG, creates an impressive flammability range of 5 to 15% by volume in air. This makes it extremely efficient, with an impressive 15.2 kWh/kg output and an even higher calorific value than propane. Better still, LNG can’t ignite when stored in its liquid form, making it ultra-safe.

LNG is made by cooling natural gas to teeth-chattering -162°C which, interestingly, means it is classed a cryogenic liquid.

Benefits of LNG

Pros that are more than a pipe dream

LNG is better than any other fossil fuel for the environment. The combustion of natural gas releases significantly less CO2, NOx and SOx and virtually no ash or particulates. And as it evaporates rapidly when exposed to the air, it leaves no residue on water or soil.
LNG is far simpler and more economical to produce than any other fossil fuel. Its price is more stable compared to other fuels, enabling businesses to forecast energy costs more accurately.
The process of cooling natural gas into a liquid form shrinks the volume so that it takes up around 600 times less space than when in its gaseous form. And it weighs even less than water. This makes it easier and cheaper to transport and store.
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Due to Covid-19, we’re currently not taking on any new LNG customers. But please do leave your details and we will get in touch in the future.