This article describes the current trends and future of seaborne trade in LNG. The world fleet of LNG Carriers is tabulated in terms of cargo capacity, owner and builder. LNG systems are costly and highly capital intensive, even by the standards of the energy industry. But for industrialized countries faced with declining gas reserves or with no reserves of their own, marine imports of LNG are playing an increasingly important role in energy supplies. Worldwide, there are currently eight base load liquefaction plants in operation, supplying six countries.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 530
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 83
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM