The Anonymous Widower

Have We Enough LNG Carriers To Distribute The Natural Gas We Need?

I recently, asked this question of myself, as liquefied natural gas (LNG), now seems to be being moved all over the world.

Note, that the we in the title of this post, is a global we!

I stated by reading the Wikipedia entry for LNG Carrier.

This paragraph outlines the history of LNG carriers.

The first LNG carrier Methane Pioneer (5,034 DWT), classed by Bureau Veritas, left the Calcasieu River on the Louisiana Gulf coast on 25 January 1959. Carrying the world’s first ocean cargo of LNG, it sailed to the UK where the cargo was delivered. Subsequent expansion of that trade has brought on a large expansion of the fleet to today where giant LNG ships carrying up to 266,000 m3 (9,400,000 cu ft) are sailing worldwide.

The Methane Pioneer carried only 27,000 m3 of LNG.

Things have come a long way since the Methane Pioneer.

This is said in the Wikipedia entry for LNG Carrier.

According to SIGTTO data, in 2019 there were 154 LNG carriers on order, and 584 operating LNG carriers.

I don’t think capacity is a problem.

The Wikipedia entry also talks in detail about Cargo Handling and a Typical Cargo Cycle.

It is a very worthwhile read.

August 12, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , ,

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