Liquefied natural gas terminal

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Liquefied natural gas terminal is a structure for liquefied natural gas to store. It can comprise special tanks, ships or even building structures. Port infrastructures and pipelines are also a part of LNG terminals.[1]

Liquefied natural gas is the form used to transport natural gas over long distances, often by sea. In most cases, LNG terminals are purpose-built ports used exclusively to export or import LNG.


Liquefied natural gas terminals can be divided into two types: liquefaction terminals (export)[2] and regasification terminals or receiving terminals (import).[3]


A floating storage and regasification unit, or FSRU for short, is an LNG terminal whose main structure is a special ship that is moored next to the port. As of January 2014 there are operating FSRUs in Brazil, the UAE, Italy, and Indonesia, with China and Lithuania having FSRUs under construction.[4]

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