Current view of the problems and procedures involved in transporting liquefied natural gas by sea begins with a brief historical background and continues with a discussion of the theoretical and practical processes by which natural gas is liquefied. A description is provided of cargo tank construction, typical ship equipment, operating, safety and maintenance procedures. It ends with a discussion of the economics and future growth potential of liquefied natural gas as a natural resource. All of the information presented was obtained from either a variety of publications or from conversations with persons active in the field. The sum total of this information leads to the conclusion that marine transportation of liquefied natural gas is a vital link between the source of an important fuel and its market. (AUTHOR)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Department of Commerce Publication.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024
  • Authors:
    • Geremio, J O
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 320 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-126
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM