National Geographic : 2004 Sep
Behind Sam Singh, master of a Shell G Class tanker, sit 135,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG). On deck, it's a balmy 77°F. Inthe insulated LNG containers, it's minus 260°F. Sam's tanker is just one in our specialized fleet that carries over nine million tons of LNG around the world every year. They bridge the gap between places like Brunei, Oman and Nigeria, with an abundance of natural gas, and markets with a rapidly rising demand like the U.S . We have been investing in our LNG operations for over 40 years. Now these efforts are paying off handsomely. Within 10 years, the number of our LNG plants will have doubled. So too will the number of countries we supply. Why? Because by 2025 gas, the cleanest fossil fuel, could well BJ have overtaken oil as the world's predominant source of energy. Developing and connecting the gas markets of the world is an increasingly crucial business in which no one matches our expertise and commitment. And if people like Sam have anything to do with it, no one ever will. Visit www.shell.com/lng to find out more about our Gas & Power business.