LNG importance lifts concern about delivery-system security

Jude ClementeHomeland Security DepartmentSan Diego State UniversityThe important role of natural gas as the bridge fuel to a low-carbon economy and more-sustainable energy system raises concern about security of LNG delivery infrastructure. Although forecasts of LNG gas imports have shrunk with the surge in production from unconventional reservoirs, LNG will remain an important link in the transportation chain as consumption of gas grows.Natural gas emits half as much carbon dioxide as coal and is the preferred backup generation source required for wind and solar energy. In fact, some policymakers are calling for natural gas to supplant coal-fired power generation, which represents half o...

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