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Why Natural Gas?

Is LNG environmentally friendly?

Natural Gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and is being used throughout the world to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Compared to coal, natural gas produces far fewer carbon dioxide emissions and sulfur emissions. Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas frozen for ease of transportation. LNG is odorless, non-toxic, and non-corrosive.  LNG is not stored under pressure and it is not explosive.  When exposed to the environment, LNG rapidly evaporates, leaving no residue on water or soil.  If spilled, LNG would not result in a slick because 100 percent of it evaporates to a gas leaving no residue behind.

LNG contributes to a cleaner global environment by sending clean-burning natural gas into the international marketplace to help countries around the globe meet clean air quality standards, which contributes to worldwide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as more and more coal-fired electricity will be replaced with natural gas. This is particularly beneficial in countries where access to clean energy is otherwise limited.

How does LNG benefit the U.S. economy?

Since U.S. natural gas prices are highly competitive, the ability to export natural gas will bring enormous benefits to the U.S. economy in the form of jobs, increased tax revenues, and a reduced trade deficit. (For more information, please visit www.lngfacts.org ).