Liquified natural gas

When the natural gas is cooled at -162°C it converts from its original gaseous state to a liquid form and its volume is reduced by about 600 times. In this way it is transported easily over long distances and in large volumes, mainly by sea with dedicated vessels (LNG carriers) or by road with specialised trucks.

Natural gas liquefaction is achieved at special plants (LNG liquefaction terminals) usually at a relatively small distance from the production fields.