Blu opened Indiana’s first liquified natural gas (LNG) station this past September.
What is LNG?
Liquified natural gas (LNG) is pumped out of the ground in gas form. When the gas is reduced to -260 F it becomes a liquid. At this point it can be stored and transported easily for use.
What is LNG used for?
Liquified natural gas is most commonly used for heating and energy. Over 3/4 of the commercial and residential sectors use natural gas. LNG can also be converted into compressed natural gas (CNG) and used for automobiles. CNG is often used by fleets of vehicles. Some automobile makers have CNG models that do not run on any gasoline.
LNG benefits greater than gasoline or diesel.
Benefits of using LNG include:
- low cost
- safer for the environment
- the U.S. Department of Energy states that LNG burns cleaner and may reduce tailpipe emissions
- domestically abundant
All of this points to a significant reduction, and potential eventual elimination, of American dependence on foreign oil.
Moon Mini Dumpsters supports the use of alternative fuels and other environmentally friendly programs.
Written by Bob Jones