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Gibratar Liquefied Natural Gas Project Outline

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Whether it is to work, travel, heat and cool our homes, and much more, almost every aspect of our wellbeing is linked to the stable and affordable supply of energy. Gas already plays a significant role in this for millions of us across the globe. Gas can satisfy Gibraltar’s requirement for an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy source. Using gas to generate electricity has multiple benefits, most importantly for the environment and air quality, producing less carbon dioxide (CO2), nitric oxide (NOx), sulfur oxide (SOx), soot and particles than other hydrocarbons. With this project, Gibraltar will have a secure and reliable gas provision via the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal, as it won’t have to rely on a single source or plant for supply. This also means that LNG has greater flexibility to accommodate sudden demand fluctuations.

What is Liquefied Natural Gas?

LNG is natural gas that has been changed into a liquid state by cooling it to -162°C (-260°F). This means it is 600 times smaller in volume compared to its normal gaseous state, allowing for flexible transportation options without pipelines. In its liquid state, LNG is non-toxic and noncorrosive; it does not explode and cannot burn. LNG is increasingly considered an economic and more environmentally friendly replacement for gasoil and fuel oil in a variety of applications including marine, heavy-duty transport, industrial, stationary and small-scale power generation. Industry experience demonstrates that with proper handling LNG is a safe and reliable fuel.

About the Gibraltar LNG Terminal

The terminal will receive, store and regasify LNG arriving at the terminal, ready for use in the power plant. Storage and transportation of the LNG requires no refrigeration to maintain it in a liquid state. The proposed terminal will include a berth for a small LNG carrier (length: 117 m) to dock, and five storage tanks on the adjacent land. Here, the LNG is stored before being warmed up to its original gaseous state, and is then piped to the adjacent power plant.

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