The business of natural gas starts with customers across the world requiring clean and efficient energy for power generation as well as industrial and domestic needs.
For gas to reach customers, it starts with the exploration of natural gas fields and developing them to prepare for production. Such raw gas is often produced with heavier hydrocarbons, water and other contaminants which are largely removed in a production process before being piped into further processing and use.
In the past, natural gas was only delivered through pipelines. Leaving many potential customers without access to a very useful source of energy. In the late 1960s, the first commercial ventures exploited the fact that liquefied natural gas occupies some 600 times less volume than it does in gaseous form to transport natural gas efficiently and economically to distant customers; and so, initiating the start of what became a global business, bringing a cleaner, efficient fuel to many more customers.
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