LNG Receiving Terminals

A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) receiving terminals is the point of arrival of the LNG tankers in a gas utilization region. Here the LNG is unloaded, stored in its liquid state, and re-gasified and fed to the natural gas pipeline system as needed.

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EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION

LIQ

LIQUEFACTION

SHIP

SHIPPING

GAS

REGASIFICATION & STORAGE

The major stages of the LNG value chain, excluding pipeline operations between the stages, consist of the following.

Exploration to find natural gas in the earth’s crust and production of the gas for delivery to gas users. Most of the time natural gas is discovered during the search for oil.

Liquefaction to convert natural gas into a liquid state so that it can be transported in ships.

Shipping the LNG in special purpose vessels.

Storage and Regasification, to convert the LNG stored in specially made storage tanks, from the liquefied phase to the gaseous phase, ready to be moved to the final destination through the natural gas pipeline system.