Has the train left the station?
ME PoV Summer 2013 issue
A view of Liquefied Natural Gas from Qatar
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the buzzing phrase of the nineties that catapulted Qatar onto the world stage, is simply natural gas: methane-cooled to - 164º Celcius (its natural boiling point) thereby turning it to liquid. Easily said, but do not try this at home: it costs around USD 5 billion and five years to construct a plant to liquefy natural gas.