Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG)

CLNG_logo_CMYK_full2.gifThe Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) is a trade association of LNG producers, shippers, terminal operators and developers, energy trade associations and natural gas consumers. CLNG is a clearinghouse of educational and technical information. It also facilitates rational issue discussion and the development of public policies that support LNG’s increasing contribution toward meeting the nation’s energy needs and supporting economic growth.

LNG and Its Many Uses

Although the majority of Americans know little about liquefied natural gas, or LNG, it has been a part of the nation's energy mix for almost a century. LNG is used across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors for purposes as diverse as heating, cooking, generating electricity and manufacturing a wide variety of products. It is also used as a fuel for heavy-duty, mass transit and other vehicles.

Liquefied Natural Gas: Securing America’s Clean Energy Future

As we continue to seek solutions to combat global climate change, one energy source deserves a second look — Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

LNG is clean energy and will play an increasingly important role in helping our nation improve air quality and ensuring a secure and diverse energy supply in the coming years. LNG is simply natural gas in liquid form. LNG is non-toxic, odorless, and burns cleanly. It would not result in a slick if spilled on water or land, and it is easily integrated into our nation’s current energy infrastructure.

LNG’s Role in the U.S. Energy Mix

Natural gas plays a prominent role in reducing America’s carbon
footprint and Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, is an important source of
this cleanest burning of fossil fuels.  More and more communities are
turning to natural gas for electrical generation, heating and cooling
homes and businesses and for cooking food. Currently, 63 million
Americans count on natural gas for these essential energy needs.
Though much of demand is being met by domestic drilling and shale
development, the U.S. consumes more natural gas than it produces. LNG
is a key component in helping to fill America’s approximate 13 percent
gap between domestic natural gas production and consumption.

Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of LNG vs. Coal

As U.S. demand for electricity rises,so does scrutiny of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels that provide the energy that generates most of our electricity — coal and natural gas. With America’s growing need for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to supplement our nation’s natural gas supply, the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) sponsored an independent analysis to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions released throughout the lifecycle of electricity production — from fuel extraction to power plant production.