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LNG is simply natural gas that has been cooled (-260ºF) to the point of liquefaction. It is a clear, odorless, colorless, non-corrosive and non-toxic liquid. The cooling process shrinks the volume of the gas 600 times. Facilities that accomplish this process are known as “Liquefaction Plants”. To help get a sense of the reduction scale, imagine taking a basketball and compressing it to the size of a golf ball, making it easier and safer to store and ship. LNG is used because transporting natural gas long distances under the ocean is not feasible. Hence, by turning natural gas into a liquid, one can easily transport this commodity to remote destinations. The industry has a fleet of specially constructed Ships that can safely and efficiently store the liquid for the respective journeys.

When LNG reaches its destination, it is turned back into a gas at “Regasification Plants”. Natural gas can then be used to fuel power plants, heat homes, office buildings, schools, hospitals, and other structures, or to provide fuel for cooking and household appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, air conditioners, space heaters, and more.

Thanks to advances in drilling technology as well as discoveries of new natural gas sites, the U.S. is radically increasing the production of natural gas. Over the coming years, many industry experts think that the U.S. will one of the key export regions of LNG.

Toshiba America LNG Corporation has continuously built on customer experience through innovation, so we are so proud to continue our track records now as pioneers in the fuel of the future.