What to Do With Liquid Natural Gas

The story of natural gas in the U.S. has a few twists and turns. Just a few years ago, there was serious concern about chronic shortages. Then shale gas flooded North America with more gas than most experts thought was possible. Now U.S. companies are looking to export surplus gas to faraway nations. But those companies may be in for a big surprise.

When pipelines are not practical, the most economic means to transport natural gas long distances is to convert it to liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport it via ships, unload, re-gasify and ship via local pipelines. Each step is costly, making LNG the least-preferred method of transport. Only countries with inadequate international pipelines will use LNG to export or import natural gas....666 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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