No Liquified Natural Gas exports from Philadelphia
Selecting Philadelphia for a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export hub would be like playing Russian Roulette. Already LNG has caused serious accidents in the U.S. and around the world. Aside from pollution or smog, it can be a time bomb.
When cold LNG comes in contact with warmer air, it becomes a visible vapor cloud. As it continues to get warmer, the vapor cloud becomes lighter than air and rises. When LNG vapor mixes with air it is flammable if it’s between 5%-15% natural gas.
It’s not worth the chance. If an estimated 50 people died in Lac Megantic, Quebec — an accident in a small town — imagine how many thousands or more would perish in the Philadelphia region.