LNG stands for Liquefied Natural Gas. LNG is natural gas that has been changed into a liquid state by cooling it to -162°c (-260°f) through a refrigeration process at liquefaction plants.
LNG is used to generate power, heat boilers, furnaces, kilns and for transportation. Increasingly, LNG is used to produce power and to replace more polluting fuels such as coal, fuel oil and AGO.
Natural gas is converted to a liquid to reduce its storage volume. LNG takes up 1/600th of the volume of natural gas. LNG is safer, easier, and less expensive to transport and store than natural gas.
LNG in a liquid form can be converted back into a gas state with the use of a vaporizer, This process is termed regasification.
Greenville offers LNG for both Industrial and Fleet use. We also produce other products during the process of liquefaction such as: LPG, Butane, Propane and Condensate.
No, use of natural gas for power generation is more efficient than other fossil fuels and leads to far lower carbon emissions. Carbon emissions for natural gas used in a single cycle gas turbine for power generation are 22% lower than fuel oil, about 43% lower than coal, and 45% lower than wood and wood waste. Using a combined cycle turbine for gas, as opposed to a pulverized coal unit, would generate carbon reductions of 60%.