This paper describes the existing and impending movement of large quantities of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) through the ports of this country. The role of the U.S. Coast Guard, the primary Federal Agency responsible for maritime safety and law enforcement, is outlined in relation to this movement and attendant storage of LNG in our port areas. The existing, building, and planned LNG terminals and trade routes are discussed along with a brief description of the LNG carrier. The hazards of LNG are sketched and the research to quantify these hazards which has been completed, in progress, or planned is described. The controls which will be placed on the operation of the LNG carriers will be briefly considered. A scenario of thw worst credible accident is presented and weighed against the need for the LNG as an energy source.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Oceans '76, Second Annual Combined Conference, September 13-15, 1976, Washington, D.C.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Halvorsen, F H
    • Schneider, A L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 76 CH 1118-9 OEC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM