Liquefied natural gas

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas cryogenically stored at less than -160 degrees Celsius (°C) at near atmospheric pressure. At this low temperature, LNG occupies 1/600 of the volume compared to atmospheric conditions. The cooling process makes it extremely portable and an attractive alternative for meeting global natural gas demand. One U.S. gallon of diesel has the equivalent amount of energy of 1.71 LNG gallons. Because of its higher energy density, LNG is best suited to heavy-duty vehicles with high daily mileage requirements1.

LNG vehicles

LNG travels from pipeline to onboard cryogenic fuel tanks where it can fuel the following medium and heavy-duty vehicles:

  • transit
  • refuse trucks
  • medium-duty delivery trucks
  • heavy-duty transport trucks
  • heavy-duty off-road trucks

LNG from wellhead to fuel tank

LNG from wellhead to fuel tank

The building of an LNG station
Watch the construction of Encana's first public station in this time-lapse video

To find a LNG fueling station in Canada or the U.S. visit the following external resources:
Natural gas refueling stations (Canada)
Alternative fueling stations (U.S.)

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