What is LNG?
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the liquid form of natural gas (mostly methane) which has been cooled to its liquid state at extremely low temperatures.
To convert natural gas into liquid form, the gas is super-chilled to -160°C. At this very cold temperature, the gas becomes a liquid, occupying about 600 times less space.
LNG is colourless, odourless and non-toxic and is stored at atmospheric pressure in specially designed onshore tanks and transported to international markets in specially designed ships
Once shipped to its destinations around the world, LNG is warmed or 'regassified'. It can then be transported by existing pipelines and used as a clean and safe gas: as fuel for industry, for electricity generation and in homes for heating and cooking.