Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel. In the context of the current energy transition sought by the Paris climate agreement, it represents an excellent transition fuel to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming. By developing the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) – particularly for industry and transport in emerging markets – Norgas aims to actively contribute to social and economic development while at the same time protecting the environment.

LNG Characteristics

  • LNG is the acronym for liquefied natural gas which is 95% methane
  • LNG is -162°C, at atmospheric pressure. It is colourless, odourless and non-toxic
  • Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. Its combustion generates 30% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than fuel oil and 45% less than coal, releases 80% less nitrogen oxide (N0x) emissions with negligible sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions

LNG Transportation

  • To enable maritime transport, the gas is cooled down by means of a refrigerated cycle into a liquid form
  • Once liquified, the gas occupies 1/600 of its original volume therefore can be stored in tanks and loaded easily into ISO containers or into LNG carriers for safe and efficient shipment across the world
  • After arriving at its destination, LNG is warmed to return to its gaseous state (regasification) and delivered via established transportation methods, such as pipelines, to end users

LNG Uses

  • Various industries use LNG including construction, manufacturing, marine, power generation, transportation
  • LNG is used in the residential sector for cooking and heating purposes