LNG has been used worldwide for about 40 years and has a very safe history. This extensive operating experience has allowed for a comprehensive understanding of LNG’s associated hazards and measures to successfully address those hazards.

LNG itself is very safe, if it were released into the environment, the temperature of the air and ground or surface that LNG is resting on will cause it to heat up and turn it back into natural gas. This process is called vapourization. This vapour, or natural gas, mixes with the air which causes it to become dispersed, or less concentrated, as it moves away from the area where it was released. Vapourized LNG leaves no residue behind.

For more information regarding the nature of LNG, please refer to our What is LNG? page.