The Advantages of Liquefied Natural Gas

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For more than three decades, Levon Termendzhyan has been working in the oil and gas industry. He divides his time between serving as the owner and operator of several fuel stations, as well as an equity owner of Viscon USA and numerous joint venture projects. Dedicated to staying abreast of changes in the field, Levon Termendzhyan recently installed liquid natural gas (LNG) capabilities at a couple of his truck stops.

A non-toxic, odorless natural gas, the creation of LNG occurs when natural gas is cooled down to -260 degrees Fahrenheit. During this cooling process, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water, and sulfur compounds are removed, thereby ensuring that LNG is almost entirely made up of methane.

Since this process removes so many extra components in natural gas, LNG only takes up 1/600th of the space of gaseous natural gas. Thanks to this smaller size, it is more easily transported to and stored at a wider range of locations, including areas where natural gas is normally unavailable. This expands consumer access to LNG.

As more people use LNG over gasoline, they promote better environmental health. Greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle maintenance needs are reduced by 30 to 40 percent when LNG is used. Less CO2 is emitted by this type of gas and LNG is completely free of sulfur emissions.

Furthermore, there is no need to clean up an LNG leak since it evaporates without leaving any residue, which reduces water usage. Keeping this form of natural gas as a liquid also requires no energy usage.

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What is LNG?

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Levon Termendzhyan, a titan in the energy, oil, and gas industries, divides his time between leading Viscon USA and Viscon International as equity owner and operating several commercial properties and truck stops in Southern California. Beyond that, Levon Termendzhyan is connected to two large oil companies in the United States and is tied to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.

The cost of constructing and maintaining a natural gas pipeline is not always practical for some areas. Instead, these areas get their natural gas in the form of LNG. This clear, non-toxic liquid is created by cooling natural gas to about -260 degrees Fahrenheit. When cooled, the volume of the gas shrinks significantly. Thanks to this smaller state, transporting LNG is safer and easier. Further, gas in its liquid state with not ignite.

Once liquefied, gas is transported by various methods, including buses, ships, and trucks. However, the most common method of transporting LNG is using a large ship, also known as a tanker. These ships have super-cooler cryogenic tanks that contain the liquefied gas, allowing fuel delivery between international terminals. After delivery, the fuel is usually re-gasified, which returns it to its normal gaseous state.