Country’s First Private LNG Facility plant at Nagpur inaugurated
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13th Jul, 2021
The Government inaugurated the country’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility plant at Nagpur.
About the new terminal
- The LNG facility plant aims to reduce the dependence on import of petrol diesel and petroleum products which is a big challenge.
- Furthermore, it will encourage development of imports substitute cost effective pollution free and indigenous ethanol, bio CNG, LNG and hydrogen fuels.
Key-facts about LNG
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to a liquid state, at about -260° Fahrenheit, for shipping and storage.
- The volume of natural gas in its liquid state is about 600 times smaller than its volume in its gaseous state.
- This liquefactionprocess (developed in the 19th century), makes it possible to transport natural gas to places natural gas pipelines do not reach and to use natural gas as a transportation fuel.
- Natural gas is the lightest hydrocarbon, with one carbon atom for 4 hydrogen atoms (CH4).
- Its combustion does not emit soot, dust or fumes.
- It generates 30% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than fuel oil and 45% less than coal, with a twofold reduction in nitrogen oxide (N0x) emissions and very low sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions.