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Liquefied natural gas
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a natural gas that has been liquefied. LNG is much less volumous than natural gas, making it easier to store and transport. LNG is used in both homes and industries across America.
LNG is produced when natural gas is cooled to minus 259 degrees Fahrenheit through a process known as liquefaction. During this process, the natural gas, which is primarily methane, is cooled below its boiling point, whereby certain concentrations of hydrocarbons, water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and some sulfur compounds are either reduced or removed. LNG is also less than half the weight of water, so it will float if spilled on water.