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LNG Facts

What is Liquefied Natural Gas?

Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, is a non-toxic, non-corrosive, and odorless type of natural gas. During liquefaction, LNG is derived by cooling gas to -260°F. In its liquid state, it is less dense than water and helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Distinguished as one of the cleanest fossil fuels available, LNG is a trusted environmentally-friendly alternative to natural gas and can be used in a number of applications.

Sapphire sources LNG from its nationwide supply network of liquefaction sources across the United States to give you the best access to our natural gas. The liquefaction process condenses the gas volume up to 600 times, allowing for easier transportation to areas where natural gas pipelines do not exist. With Sapphire’s comprehensive turnkey solutions, you can trust that all LNG elements will be managed including sourcing, logistics, scheduling, and transportation.

EssentialLNG Facts

  • 1 LNG gallon weighs 3.4 lbs
  • LNG vapor is flammable when 5-15% mixes with air
  • LNG is explosive when in an enclosed space and 5-15% mixes with air
  • LNG is composed of 95% Methane, 4.4% Ethane, and .4% Propane

Common LNGConversion Rates

  • 1 LNG gallon = 82,644 BTU
  • 1 LNG gallon = 82.6 dekatherms
  • 1 LNG gallon = 82.6 SCF of Natural Gas
  • 12.1 LNG gallons per MMBtu
  • 10,000 LNG gallons = 826 MCF
  • 1.1 LNG gallon = 1 Propane gallon
  • 1.8 LNG gallon = 1 Residual gallon
  • 1.68 LNG gallons = 1 Diesel gallon
  • 1 LNG gallon = 24.22 kWh
  • 1,000 cubic feet natural gas = 570 kWh

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