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Regasification is the process of converting liquefied natural gas (LNG) back into its gaseous form so that it can be used as fuel for heating, electricity generation, or as an industrial feedstock. LNG is natural gas that has been cooled down to liquid form for ease and safety of non-pressurized storage or transport. It takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas in the gaseous state. The regasification process occurs in a facility typically located at a terminal or on a ship. It involves warming the LNG by passing it through heat exchangers that use seawater or other heat sources.

During regasification, the temperature of the LNG is carefully controlled as it is brought back to its gaseous state. Once regasified, the natural gas is then transported through pipelines to consumers. This form of energy supply is crucial for regions that cannot be served by natural gas pipelines due to geographical or economic factors.

For more information about regasification, you can visit the following resources:

1. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – The EIA provides extensive data, analysis, and information on the import and use of LNG, including aspects of regasification:


2. The International Gas Union (IGU) – The IGU offers an overview of the LNG industry, publications, and reports that cover the full LNG value chain including regasification:


Please note that these URLs are correct as of the last update in early 2023, and while they should remain stable due to the nature of the organizations, web pages may be changed by the host entity over time.

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