LNG stands for liquefied natural gas. It is natural gas cooled to approximately -260° F at ambient air pressure. Liquefaction reduces the volume of natural gas by approximately 600 times, making it much more economical to transport. Specially designed ships are used to transport the LNG. Once at its destination, LNG is converted back to its gas state by passing the liquid through vaporizers that warm it to approximately 35° F. Essentially, LNG is the same natural gas more than 64 million Americans use to heat and cool their homes, only in a liquid state.