Video: What is LNG? Turning natural gas into liquid (Shell)
As global demand for natural gas grows, companies are using advanced technology to transport it from source to customers. Gas can be piped over relatively short distances. But cooling the gas to -162°C (-260°F) turns it to liquid for easier, safe shipment to faraway markets overseas.
Shell provided the natural gas for the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) project more than 50 years ago. Today the world’s largest provider of LNG, Shell continues to develop innovative approaches to unlock new resources of natural gas. In North-West Australia, for example, Shell is working with partners to build a giant floating production and liquefaction facility at sea, Prelude FLNG.