Siting an LNG terminal in California: a descriptive framework

Linnerooth-Bayer Joanne (1982). Siting an LNG terminal in California: a descriptive framework. In: The Risk Analysis Controversy. An Institutional Perspective. Eds. Kunreuther, H.C. & Ley, E.V., pp. 13-25 Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-81940-7 DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-81940-7_2.

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Abstract

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is, as the name suggests, a gas that is liquefied for purposes of transportation. To liquefy natural gas, its temperature is reduced to −160°, at which point the volume of the gas is reduced to approximately one- six hundredth of its original volume. Presently, there are 16 receiving plants in the world, primarily in Japan, in Western Europe, and in the US. A typical tank has a volume of 80 000m3; there are usually from two to four of these tanks at a receiving terminal. The early ships had a capacity of something around 27 000m3 present ships as high as 130 000m3. It was estimated that in 1981 there would be at least 57 LNG carriers operating in the world with a combined capacity of over 5.21 million m3.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Risk, Modeling, Policy (RMP)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 10:20
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 10:23
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12042

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