LNG is neither explosive nor toxic
LNG has long been recognized for its safety properties because it is neither explosive nor toxic and is never transported under pressure.
To learn more about the characteristics that make LNG a safe source of energy:
There are over 60 years of safe practices in the industry
There have only been a low number of incidents in natural gas liquefaction plants worldwide, mostly due to the industry’s prioritization of infrastructure safety, plant design, and the diligent construction of natural gas liquefaction facilities, which have been in operation around the world for decades. A small-scale LNG liquefaction, storage and regasification terminal has operated safely in Montreal for more than 45 years.
LNG IS STORED AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
The LNG will be stored using tertiary contain
State-of-the-art vessels are used to transport liquefied natural gas
The ships used to transport LNG are among the strongest and most technologically advanced.
There are more than 550 such vessels worldwide and more than 100 are currently under construction.
To prevent leaks and ensure increased safety, vessels must be equipped with:
To learn more about the ships that will come to the Énergie Saguenay plant, it's here
LNG is lighter than water
In the highly unlikely event of an incident, liquefied natural gas would float on the surface of the water before evaporating. Unlike gasoline or petroleum, LNG will not pollute the marine environment or mix with water.