Common Misconceptions About LNG
Will LNG Explode?
Contrary to some misconceptions, LNG is not stored or transported under pressure. LNG is not flammable or explosive in its liquid state. LNG vapours are only flammable within a limited range of concentration. If the percentage of natural gas in the air is less than 5% it cannot burn because of insufficient fuel. If there is more than 15% natural gas, it cannot burn because of insufficient oxygen.
Would an LNG spill cause environmental damage?
In the case of a spill, the LNG will warm up and revert back to its gaseous state and because it is lighter than air, it will quickly dissipate. There is no environmental cleanup needed for LNG spills on water or soil.
Is LNG bad for the environment?
Natural gas derived from LNG is the cleanest of all fossil fuels. When combusted, natural gas generates 20 percent less carbon dioxide than conventional fuels. It is non-toxic and non-corrosive.