LNG for road transport and gas storage in Australia

LNG is used increasingly as a diesel replacement fuel for heavy vehicles. Trucks that run on LNG require a special cryogenic fuel tank to keep the fuel chilled. LNG is highly compatible with diesel engines and is clean-burning.

Its use in road transport is growing but because large fuel tanks are needed, LNG is not suitable for smaller vehicles and it is expected to remain a niche fuel. LNG for road transport is usually produced in small plants located near regional transport hubs.

LNG can also be used as a way of storing gas for use in periods of high demand or interrupted supply.