Developing a World-Class LNG Exports Portfolio
Sempra Energy is a leader in North America’s growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) export market, developing the infrastructure to bring cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy to the world. Sempra Energy’s LNG projects will leverage North America’s abundance of natural gas through LNG exports to reduce our trade deficit, create jobs, meet global energy demand and improve the energy security of our allies.
Sempra LNG , a Sempra Energy subsidiary, is pursuing five strategically located LNG projects in North America, with access to both the Atlantic and Pacific basins, with a goal of delivering 45 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG to the largest world markets looking for gas supply diversification and energy security. The Sempra LNG exports portfolio includes projects at three locations, each with strong commercial momentum:
What are the benefits of LNG?
What is Liquefied natural gas, or LNG? LNG is a natural gas that has been supercooled to minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature, natural gas condenses into a liquid, which takes up to 600 times less space than in its gaseous state, making it feasible to transport over long distances.
What are some qualities and benefits of LNG? It is odorless, colorless, non-corrosive and non-toxic. Its weight is less than one-half that of water. Natural gas is the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. When combusted, natural gas generates 50% less carbon dioxide than conventional fuels.
The use of LNG is a proven, reliable and safe process, and it has been used in the United States since 1917. Transportation of LNG via ship has a long record of safe operation. In LNG’s more than 50-year shipping history, LNG ships have traveled more than 150 million miles without a major incident.