LNG as alternative energy
Unlike mineral oil, liquefied natural gas - LNG - does not release any environmentally harmful emissions such as soot particles and nitrogen oxides when combusted. LNG is delivered in special tanks to the end user in trucks at -162° Celsius, and is fed into the corresponding supply plants via evaporators. LNG can be combined with all regenerative and renewable energies.
Piped natural gas is predominantly transported via pipelines that extend over thousands of kilometers. Among other things, this is reflected in high gas grid charges. Long-term contracts bind the consumer (e.g. Germany) to the supplier (e.g. Russia). In the event of failure, no gas flows through these pipelines. The disadvantage of this dependency is currently apparent.
LNG is liquefied natural gas and reaches the end user in an economically-advantageous manner via ships, terminals (ports) and trucks - see also. Since the market is open throughout the world, dependencies and price commitments can be reduced to a minimum.
LNG should not be confused with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas – liquid or automotive gas). On the one hand, LPG is extracted from mineral oil like gasoline and diesel: on the other hand, LPG has the lowest energy density (calorific value) of these fuels. Among all of these fuels, LNG has the highest value and thus represents enormous cost and environmental efficiency.