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About LNG

Natural gas is considered a valuable source of energy as it burns more cleanly and efficiently than other fossil fuels, with significantly lower carbon emissions than coal. Many of the globe’s natural gas reserves lie in areas far from where the energy is needed and transporting gas by pipeline can be costly and impractical. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) enables the delivery of clean-burning natural gas from remote production areas to distant markets where additional supplies are needed. By mobilising gas beyond the continental limits of pipelines, the flexibility of LNG helps improve the security of supplies worldwide.










LNG in the UK

In 2014, LNG accounted for approximately


of the UK's gas supply,


of which was supplied by South Hook Gas


  • We believe UK energy security is best severed by having a diverse range of energy sources including renewables, nuclear and natural gas, with a diverse range of suppliers and energy infrastructure.
  • As North Sea gas production continues to decline, it will become increasingly important for the UK to secure diverse supplies, especially as gas is a major component of the fuel mix. Although the UK domestic production meets around 50% of demand, depleting North Sea resources means the UK will have to look farther afield to secure gas supplies.
  • The UK has benefited from significant investment in LNG terminals and remains well placed to secure imports of natural gas from a diverse number of LNG exporting locations. 

LNG for Growth

Natural gas releases almost


less CO2 than coal


less then oil

  • As demand for electricity and power rises, so does the scrutiny of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels that provide the energy that generates most of our electricity. To combat emissions, many countries around the world are gradually adopting low carbon technologies to create a low carbon economy.
  • When burnt for power, gas produces around half the CO2 and one-tenth of the air pollutants that coal does. The shift from coal to gas is crucial to ensuring a more sustainable energy future.
  • As the global gas market grows, LNG's flexibility and market liquidity will enable LNG to flow to markets where natural gas is needed most.

Reducing overall emissions by at least



less CO2 than conventional cars

  • LNG will gradually replace more pollutant fuels like diesel in transport, reducing overall emissions by at least 15-20%
  • Natural gas vehicles emit 20-25% less CO2 than conventional cars
  • New environmental regulations in the EU and North America require shipping operators to reduce emissions. LNG as a ship fuel can help significantly offset the environmental impacts and help achieve this.