Local distribution company
A local distribution company (also called a local gas utility) delivers natural gas to end-use customers.
Liquefied Natural Gas - LNG
Liquefied natural gas is natural gas condensed in a liquid state. At the port of shipment, the natural gas is liquefied by successive expansion and cooling (to -163°c). Its volume is then reduced by 600 times. The LNG tankers then take care of its transport. At its destination, the LNG is stored in insulated tanks, then transformed by evaporation and injected in gaseous form into land-based pipelines.
LPG - Liquefied petroleum gas
Liquefied petroleum gas is a mixture of light hydrocarbons stored in a liquid state. It is produced by refining oil. It can also be found in its original state in certain fields.
LNG carrier / Tank ship
Vessel designed to transport natural gas in liquid form.
LNG Terminal Wilhelmshaven (LTeW)