Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is produced by cooling it to a temperature of approximately minus 160 degrees centigrade.
In its liquid form, LNG occupies about 600 times less space than as a gas. This volume reduction allows for cost effective storage and transportation.
As the UK's domestic sources of natural gas decline, imported LNG will become an increasingly important source of clean and reliable energy. Natural gas burns more cleanly and efficiently than other fossil fuels with carbon emissions significantly lower than coal.
The LNG can be quickly and easily turned back into natural gas and delivered to UK homes, businesses and industry across the UK, via the National Grid pipeline.