Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the liquid form of natural
gas. It is a clear, colourless, non-toxic, clean-burning
Taken out of the ground as natural gas, it becomes
liquid when chilled to -162 degrees Celsius. By cooling
natural gas, the volume of natural gas is reduced by more
than 600 times, making it easier and safer to store and
At regasification terminals liquefied natural gas is
warmed until it returns to its original gas state.
Natural gas is used for cooking, home heating and generating electrical power, among other uses.
On arrival at the Canaport
LNG regasification facility, liquefied natural gas will
be pumped to full containment storage tanks at atmospheric
pressure. The liquefied natural gas will then be pumped
through a vaporizer where it will be heated in a controlled
environment and returned to natural gas.
After passing through
the vaporizer, liquefied natural gas returns to its gaseous
state. The vapourized gas is then regulated for pressure
and then enters the pipeline as natural gas.