Regasification is a process used in the energy industry pertaining to liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is natural gas that has been cooled down to a liquid form for ease of storage or transport, typically at about -162 degrees Celsius (-260 degrees Fahrenheit). When the LNG reaches its destination, it must be converted back into its gaseous state so that it can be used as fuel. This transformation back to a gaseous state is what is known as regasification.
During regasification, the LNG is warmed using heat exchangers, which often draw heat from sea water or other sources. This heating process causes the LNG to expand and convert back into its original gaseous form at atmospheric pressure. Once regasified, the natural gas can be distributed through pipelines for use in heating, cooking, electricity generation, and other applications.
Regasification is a critical component in the LNG supply chain as it allows for the transportation of natural gas across oceans and to regions without indigenous gas resources. It enables the creation of a more globalized market for natural gas and helps to meet the demands for cleaner energy resources in areas that are too remote to be served by direct pipeline supply.
For more information about regasification, please visit:
1. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – The EIA provides a comprehensive array of information on various energy topics, including natural gas and LNG. Here’s a link to their website where you can search for more details on regasification:
2. International Gas Union (IGU) – The IGU website is a valuable resource for understanding the global gas industry, including processes like regasification. The organization offers reports, data, and analyses that can shed further light on the subject:
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