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Safety and the Environment

From an environmental perspective, natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and significantly reduces particulate and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 30–60% in comparison with heavier hydrocarbon fuels.  LNG is colourless, odourless, non-toxic and does not linger in the environment. When spilled on water or land, LNG does not mix with water or soil or leave a residue; it disperses rapidly in the air.
 
Risks and potential hazards are well understood by industry, and safeguards and mitigation measures are firmly entrenched. The LNG industry has a proven safety record with 40+ years of shipping LNG across the world with no major incidents.

Security measures for land-based LNG facilities include security patrols, protective enclosures, lighting and monitoring equipment. Safety and security zones around land-based facilities and ships are also common in some parts of the world.  Because LNG is refrigerated, not pressurized, a crack or puncture in an LNG container will not create an explosion. There has never been a recorded incident of a puncture of a full containment storage tank, such as the one planned for the Philippine FSRU LNG terminal.
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